From Nahum Sule, Jalingo
The Taraba State Governorship election tribunal sitting in Jalingo on Saturday affirms Governor Agbu Kefas of the people’s Democratic party PDP, as the July elected governor of Taraba State.
This was after it dismissed a petition filed by Prof. Sani yahaya, governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, challenging to the March 18th election.
The presiding judge, justice G.A Sumonu rules that Professor Sani yahaya’s petition lack merit and stood dismissed.
Affirming the election of governor Agbu Kefas, tribunal ruled that yahaya failed to prove the allegations in his petition beyond reasonable doubt.
People’sdaily reports that, the NNPP Governorship candidate had alleged that Agbu was not duly elected by the majority of lawful votes.
He also deposed that the conduct of the election did not comply with the provisions of the law.
Professor Sani yahaya in his petition sought the order of the tribunal to void the election of governor Agbu and the certificate of return issued to the petitioner