The governorship candidate of the PDP in Kwara State, Razaq Atunwa, has asked the election tribunal in the state to order a fresh governorship election. The Action Alliance (AA) is also challenging the victory of the APC.
The call came up at the commencement of the pre-hearing trial yesterday at the tribunal. Counsel to Atunwa and PDP in the state, Kingsley Odeh, said that the winner of the poll, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, of the APC was not qualified to contest the poll. ADVERTISEMENT “Our ground was that the second respondent at the time of election was not qualified. He gave a false certificate to INEC, he said At the pre-hearing session meant to adopt petitioners’ answers to pre-hearing information sheet, applications before the tribunal were filed and adopted. The lead judge in the tribunal, Justice Bassey Effiong, who warned counsels against time wasting, said the tribunal would not extend the 14-day period for the pre-hearing trial. Justice Effiong suggested that the petitions be consolidated by the counsels.