Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and the All Progressive Congress (APC) will on Saturday, Aug. 5, open their defence in a petition filed against the governor’s election.
The Kaduna State Governorship Election Tribunal fixed the date after the petitioners Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Isah Ashiru closed their case on Thursday
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate at the March 18 governorship election in the state, Mr Muhammad Isah-Ashiru are challenging Sani’s victory and demanding for its nullification.
The Justice Victor Oviawe-led tribunal ordered the defense to open its case on Saturday and the respondents must open and close their defence within the 10 days stipulated by the law.
Earlier, Isah Ashiru’s lead counsel, Oluwole Iyamu (SAN) stood down his last witness, an INEC official.
He told the tribunal that the witness lacked the competence to represent INEC in matters such as the petition before it.