The Federal High Court in Abuja has confirmed Gambo Lawal, as the veritable Borno State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2015 governorship election.
In the judgement delivered by the preceding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, the court held that the defendant, Mohammed Imam, did not show any concrete evidence before the court to indicate that he participated in the PDP primaries, to warrant the party to submit his name as the candidate for the election.
He further mentioned that the allegation on forgery of certificate, leveled against the plaintiff was also not proven.
The Judge therefore, said the plaintiff fulfilled all requirements and his name should be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the governorship candidate for the PDP in Borno State.
Gambo Lawal in the suit, asked the court to determine the genuine governorship candidate of the PDP in the April 11, 2015 governorship election in the state, pointing out that his substitution with Mohammed Imam, was a gross violation of the PDP. Another reason for Lawal’s suit was for the court to restrain the PDP and INEC from recognizing and dealing with Mohammed Imam, as the party’s governorship candidate in the state.