Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tribunal dismisses suit challenging Abbo’s election

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Yola on Thursday dismissed the suit challenging the emergence of Elisha Cliff Abbo as the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.

The suit was filed by Sen. Binta Masi of All Progressives Congress (APC) who lost the seat to Abbo during the general election.

Delivering judgment, the Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Sulaiman Akanbi, said that the petitioner could not provide any credible evidence to show that the election of Abbo was marred by over voting and other irregularities as alleged.


“All said and done, the petitioner failed to prove his petition with convincing evidence. We consequently dismissed this petition,’’ the judge ruled.

Reacting, counsel to Massi, Mr Yakubu Bello, said that his client would appeal the judgment.

On his part, Sen. Abbo said that he was excited by the victory and urged Massi to accept the outcome in good faith.

Abbo said that the case had been one of the major things distracting him and that he would now have time to work for his people.

“My people should be expecting wonders. I am not a mistake and I will make them proud,” Abbo said.

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