Tribunal upholds El-Rufai’s election as Kaduna governor

Nasir El-Rufai

The election tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed a petition challenging the re-election of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

Chairman of the tribunal, Ibrahim Bako, leading a three-member panel on Monday, ruled that the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Isa Ashiru, lacked substantial evidence.


‎El-Rufai’s counsel, Abdulhakeem Mustapha, said he was satisfied with the ruling.

Chairman of PDP in Kaduna, Hassan Hyet‎, however, said the party would meet with its lawyers to determine their next move.

Mr Hyet described the ruling of the tribunal as unfortunate.