INEC
INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has presented one witness and closed its case in the petition before the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

El-Rufai Vs Ashiru
El-Rufai Vs Ashiru

INEC, the 1st respondent in the petition of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP had earlier assembled ten witnesses for its defence.

The PDP and its Governorship candidate in the March 9 election Isah Ashiru are challenging the return of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of the All Progressive Alliance, APC as winner of the election.

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The Justice Ibrahim Bako-led Tribunal had on July 15, adjourned to Thursday for INEC to open its defence, after failing to do so on Monday.

The petitioners had closed their case after presenting one hundred and thirty five witnesses to prove alleged mass rigging, ballot stuffing and violence recorded during the poll.

INEC at the time said it would present ten witnesses in its defence with nine being the commission’s staff.

Meanwhile, the tribunal adjourned to July 19, for the 2nd respondent, Governor Nasir El-Rufai to open his defence.