Bindow, others yet to file complaint as elections tribunal begins sitting in Adamawa
By Ibrahim Ismail, FIBDFM
Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow as well as other gubernatorial contenders did not file a complaint to challenge the victory of Adamawa State governor elect, Rt Hon Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri, as elections petitions tribunal begins sitting in Adamawa Monday, the Periscope Global Investigate can reveal.
The chairman of the election petition tribunal, Justice S. M. Akambi at the inaugural sitting held today said the tribunal was yet to receive governorship petition from any of the candidates that contested for the governorship office.
Akambi said so far two petitions were received on senatorial elections, seven for the Federal House of Representatives and ten for the State House of Assembly making the total number of 19 petitions so far received.
Akambi, while soliciting for the cooperation of members of the BAR, Journalists and security agencies, warned that the tribunal would not condone any interference in the course of dispensing justice.
The state Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, Barrister Aji Kamale assured the tribunal of full cooperation of the lawyers.
The PDP’s A. T. Shehu on his part, urged the tribunal to ensure that justice is prevail.
The Attorney General of the state, Bala Sanga was absent at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal