The Adamawa state governorship election petition court rejected a complaint filed by the Action Alliance (AA) questioning the proclamation of Ahmadu Umaru as the winner of the April 16th governorship election in a pre-hearing sitting yesterday and today.
The petitioners’ official withdrawal of the petition resulted in the dismissal.
Three contestants in the recent Adamawa governorship election, including AA and its candidate, filed a petition to invalidate the poll.
The petitions were also filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Umar Ardo, as well as the All-Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Aishatu Dahiru Binani.
In addition to charges of extensive violations of election law and fraudulent voting practises, petitioners such as Aishatu Binani contended that the court should validate rogue REC Hudu Yunusa Ari’s illegal delcaration, which she was announced as governor in a dramatic twist.
However, the case of the Actiona Alliance has been dismissed today after the AA applicant and their counsel filed a notice of withdrawal.
The People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, filed a motion today asking the tribunal to dismiss the case brought by the All-Progressives Congress and its candidate, Aishatu Binani, however the ruling was postponed until Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
Similarly, after SDP attorneys failed to produce witnesses in favour of the party’s appeal, the court postponed a hearing until July 21.