Elections tribunal: NNPP, Hanga defeat APC, Zaura in Kano Central tussle


Rufai Sani Hanga of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has won the case brought by Abdulkarim Abdussalam Zaura of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was unable to establish non-compliance with the Electoral Act of 2022.

Zaura filed the lawsuit to contest Hanga’s victory on the ground that Ibrahim Shekarau, a former senator from Kano Central and former governor of Kano, was the NNPP candidate for the election rather than Hanga.

Justice I.P. Chima, however, dismissed the lawsuit as being without merit, pointing out that the NNPP had acted by substituting Hanga for Shakarau within the electoral act’s 14-day window.

In addition, the judge fined the APC candidate N600,000, which must be paid to Rufai Sani Hanga and NNPP.

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