Supreme Court Upholds Kebbi Elections In Favour Of Bagudu

kebbiA Supreme Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a petition filed by the PDP governorship candidate during the April governorship elections Bello Sarkin Yaki against Atiku Bagudu of the APC.

During a judgment on Tuesday in Abuja, the Supreme Court declared Atiku Bagudu as the validly elected Governor of Kebbi State after the counsel to the petitioner failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the election in Kebbi State was rigged.

According to the presiding judge, Justice Walter Samuel, detailed reasons for the dismissal would be given by the Supreme Court on November 13, 2015.

Meanwhile, Governor Atiku Bagudu, in a reaction to the judgement, has commended the nation’s judiciary for standing firm on the delivery of justice without fear or favour as he promised to execute developmental projects for the people of Kebbi State in the next four years.

Jonathan Takes Campaign To Sokoto, Kebbi

president-jonathanThe Peoples Democratic Party campaign train headed for the Nigeria’s north-west region with President Goodluck Jonathan campaigning in Sokoto and Kebbi states on Monday.

At the palace of Emir of Gwandu, HRH Ilyasu Bashars in Birnin Kebbi, Dr Jonathan said he was committed to working with traditional rulers to provide democracy dividend and create enabling environment for the people to grow wealth, promising that Kebbi is at the heart of his administration’s activities.

The campaigns at the Kebbi State capital, Birnin Kebbi, featured talks on the achievements of President Jonathan so far and the need for the people of the north-west to vote him back into power come February 14.

President Jonathan asked for their votes, promising that the rice revolution in Kebbi State will be stepped up to stop rice importation in Nigeria.

According to him, whatever is due to Kebbi state will be given to them, pointing at the provision of Federal University in the state to enable everyone to get good education, describing it as the first of its kind in the state.

He also said he would work with the governorship candidate, Bello Sarkin Yaki, to make sure that the people of Kebbi state enjoyed the great changes that would come into the state when voted back into power.