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Senate: Appeal Court upholds Goje’s election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the election of Danjuma Goje as the senator representing Gombe Central senatorial district. A three-member panel of…

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the election of Danjuma Goje as the senator representing Gombe Central senatorial district.

A three-member panel of justices also dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abubakar Aliyu, over the February 25 senatorial election.

The panel upheld the verdict of the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Gombe, which had on September 26 dismissed Aliyu and PDP’s petition against Goje and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The petitioners, through their lead counsel, Edwin Okoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), had alleged that the election was marred by massive rigging and irregularities against Goje, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In their verdict, the three panel of judges led by Justice Biobele Georgewill, upheld the tribunal’s verdict and dismissed the petition, saying the petitioners failed to present evidence to support their allegations that Goje had contested under the PDP during the primary election.

 

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