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Tribunal affirms election of Kano NNPP lawmaker

“The petitioner failed to prove non-compliance with the 2022 electoral act and other irregularities,” Mr Owolabi said.

• September 18, 2023
Kano Tribunal
Kano Tribunal [Credit; The Guardian Nigeria]

The national and state house of assembly election tribunal, on Monday, affirmed the election of Mudassir Zawachiki of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as the lawmaker representing Kumbotso Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly.

In their unanimous judgment, the three-man panel, led by Justice L. B. Owolabi, dismissed the petition of Sagir Abdulkadir-Panshekara of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the victory of Mr Zawachiki. 

He said the petitioner’s case lacked merit and did not prove the case of overvoting, violence and certificate forgery beyond reasonable doubt.

“The petitioner failed to prove non-compliance with the 2022 electoral act and other irregularities,” Mr Owolabi said. 

After his victory, Mr Zawachiki said, “I thank almighty God the truth has prevailed. I will continue to do my best to justify the confidence reposed in me.” 


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