The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Sen. Mohammed Abba-Aji, has prayed the Borno Election Petition Tribunal to cancel the return of Gov. Kashim Shettima of All Progressive Congress (APC), as winner of Borno Central senatorial seat.
NAN stories that Abba-Aji had as soon as represented the senatorial district between 2003 and 2007.
In a petition marked: EPT/BO/SEN/3/2019 dated March 17, filed earlier than the tribunal sitting in Abuja and made obtainable to NAN, Abba-Aji argued that there was over voting in seven wards and proof of corrupt practices and non-compliance to provision of the Electoral Act.
Additionally joined within the swimsuit are the APC and the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
Abba-Aji sought an order of the tribunal, mandating INEC to withdraw the Certificates of Return issued to Shettima as a result of the election was marred by corrupt practices and non- compliance with electoral Act.
He’s additionally searching for for an order mandating INEC to conduct a recent election to the seat of Borno Central Senatorial District.
In different petitions, Mallam Kudla Satumari of the PDP, is difficult the declaration of Sen. Mohammed Ndume as winner of the Borno South Senatorial District performed on Feb. 23.
Joined as respondents within the petition are Ndume’s social gathering, the APC and INEC.
Within the petition dated March 15 with quantity, EPT/BO/SEN/1/2019 made obtainable to NAN, Satumari averred that the election was marred by corrupt practices and non- compliance with provision of the Electoral Act.
He due to this fact sought the order of the tribunal for cancellation of the election and for INEC to conduct recent election for the Senatorial District inside 90 days.
NAN additionally stories that Alhaji Bukar Shuwa of the PDP is difficult the declaration of Alhaji Ahmed Satomi of the APC because the consultant for Jere Federal Constituency of Borno.
Shuwa joined APC and INEC within the petition with quantity EPT/BO/HR/4/2019 dated March 17.
Mr Mike David, Secretary to the tribunal, informed NAN that the tribunal relocated its sitting from Maiduguri to Abuja, following an approval by the president of Court docket of Enchantment, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
The relocation, he mentioned, was primarily based on safety causes and Justice Ishaq Bello, the FCT Chief Decide permitted using FCT Excessive Court docket Nyanya.
David mentioned the tribunal was presided by Justice Peter Kekemeke with Justice Anthonia Ubaka and Justice Yahaya Abubakar as members.
He mentioned that it has obtained seven petitions, however a pre-hearing date had but to be fastened.