Tribunal affirms election of controversial Adamawa senator, Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo
Senator Elisha Abbo

The Adamawa State Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by a former senator, Binta Masi Garba, of the All Progressives Congress against the election of Elisha Abbo of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mr Abbo recently gained notoriety for assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja, over which incident he has been arraigned in court.

Delivering the ruling on Thursday, the lead judge, S B Akanbi, said the petitioner failed to produce sufficient evidence to prove her case beyond a reasonable doubt, prompting him to dismiss the case for lack of merit.

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The petitioner had alleged that the election was marred by massive irregularities.

The tribunal had on Wednesday delivered three judgements, two of which were in favour of PDP candidates.

While a former chairman of House of Representative Committee on Information, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC), the petition against the election of a senator, Binos Yaroe (PDP), was dismissed.

The tribunal also dismissed the petition challenging the victory of Kwamoti La’ori (PDP).


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