On Monday, the National and State House of Assembly election tribunal upheld Mudassir Zawachiki’s election as a member for Kumbotso Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
Sagir Abdulkadir-Panshekara, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), filed a case disputing Zawachiki’s March 18, 2023 victory. The three-man panel, led by Justice L. B. Owolabi, reached a unanimous decision to reject the appeal.
The petitioner’s claims of overvoting, aggression, and certificate forgery, he added, were not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Petitioner did not provide sufficient evidence of violations of the Electoral Act of 2022 or other irregularities.
“Reacting,” Zawachiki said to reporters soon after his victory, “I thank almighty God the truth has prevailed.” I promise to keep trying my hardest to live up to the trust that has been placed in me.
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