Thursday, June 13, 2024

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.” 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Fire (Credit: PM NEWS)


49 killed as fire guts building in Kuwait

The police revealed that many residents were rescued while many others died from smoke inhalation.

Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)


CIBN says Nigerian banks safe amid liquidation fears

“Consequently, we urge the public to continue conducting their banking services without hesitation or apprehension,” Mr Olanrewaju said.



June 12: Tinubu’s govt. scamming Nigerians amid hunger; silencing dissenting voices, says human rights lawyer  

“The issue of volcanic hunger in the land today should take centre stage; it should form the rallying point for any engagement.”

Southern Baptists meeting in Indianapolis


Southern Baptists vote to oppose use of IVF in U.S.

In 2021, the group passed a resolution declaring “unequivocally that abortion is murder.”



Abuja traders decry rising food prices, seek government’s intervention

Mr Musa stressed the need for the authorities to do the needful before things get out of control.

Archbishop Joseph Ojo


Hunger diminishing patriotism among Nigerians, says cleric 

“Nigerians at this point expect messages of hope that will become a reality in the shortest time.”