Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has filed a response to a petition challenging his victory at the March 9th elections at the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Backstory: The petition which was filed by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Isa Ashiru, listed El-Rufai and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) as respondents.
Ashiru is seeking for the results of the elections to be upturned on the grounds that the poll was characterized by massive rigging in several polling units across the state.
However, a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Election Petitions Committee, Hussani Gumi who filed the response on behalf of El-Rufai, expressed confidence that the governor’s victory at the tribunal is certain.
According to Gumi, the response to the petition is in line with the constitutional 14 days required for respondents to file their responses, even as he says the PDP candidate’s petition is nothing to worry about.
Gumi described Ashiru’s allegation that the APC rigged the governorship election as a mere figment of his imagination.