Kano elders laud Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for fairness, affirmong Buhari’s reelection

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Some elders in Kano State, on Wednesday commended the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal for upholding the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.

A cross section of the elders who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the tribunal was fairness in its verdict.

Alhaji Usman Adamu, a resident of Dorayi quarters in Gwale area of the state, told NAN that going by the tribunal’s proceedings, it was clear that the reforms carried out in the judiciary was yielding results.

He said that the petition of the PDP was a mere unsubstantiated allegations of the opposition, meant to divert attention.

Malam Mustapha Balarabe, a trader in the state, also said that the petitioners were only following the trend of Nigerian politicians who would never accept election results until compelled by legal verdicts.

Balarabe commended the five-man tribunal for delivering its verdict without fear or favour.

NAN reports that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday upheld the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari during the Feb. 23, general elections.

The tribunal also dismissed the petition brought by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar challenging the president’s eligibility to contest the election.

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