The Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal has reaffirmed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State as duly elected in the March 23 Governorship Election in the state .
The Appellate Court upheld the decision of the Justice Halima Shamaki – led tribunal who ruled in favour of the All Progressives Congress candidate , Governor Abdullahi Danguje .
The Justice Tijjani Abubakar led five-man – panel in a unanimous decision, dismissed the entire petition of the Peoples Democratic Party ’ s candidate and its party for lacking in merit and reaffirmed the election of Governor Ganduje .
While delivering its judgement on Friday in Kaduna , the Appellate Court upheld the verdict of the tribunal.
Justice Tijjani Abubakar in the unanimous judgement, dismissed the entire petition of the PDP’ s candidate for lacking in merit and reaffirmed the governor as the winner of the March 23 elections in the state .
The candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party , Abbah Yusuf , had challenged the victory of Ganduje , who ’ s the candidate of the APC at the election tribunal.
The governor had defeated his opponent after a rescheduled election by the Independent National Electoral Commission .
The Independent National Electoral Commission had on March 24 declared Ganduje winner after scoring 1 , 033 , 695 votes to defeat his closest rival , People’ s Democratic Party candidate, Abba Yusuf, who got 1 , 024 , 713 votes .
Dissatisfied, the candidate of the PDP and his party dragged the governor before the Kano State Election Petition Tribunal for election irregularities among other charges .
One of the counsels for the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate , Bashir Yusuf Mohammed said the legal team of the PDP and its candidate , would study the case and appeal the judgement .
Reacting, Kano State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ibrahim Mukhtar , described the ruling as a landmark judgement , commending the judiciary for upholding justice.
“ Today ’ s judgement shows that the judiciary is working and there is justice in our court , ” he added