Governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna has ordered that Sen. Uba Sani, governor-elect, should be served with copies of petitions seeking to nullify his election through substituted means.
Ruling on separate ex parte motions filed by Isa Mohammed Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a three-man panel of the court led by its Chairman, Justice V. O. A Oviawe directed that the petitions should be served on Uba Sani through his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ashiru averred that the governor-elect is deliberately avoiding the service of his petitions on him.
Reacting to the court ruling, the Kaduna State chapter of the PDP averred that “Uba Sani, therefore, may continue to run or attempt to evade the judicial service of the governorship election petition by the PDP but can not hid.”
A statement by, Abraham Alberah Catoh, publicity Secretary of the PDP thanked the tribunal for it’s forthrightness.
“We thank the Kaduna State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for granting our request for a substituted service to Uba Sani. When you conspire to thwart the outcome of an election against the choice of the people, you shouldn’t be afraid to defend the stolen mandate in court.
“We assure the people of the state of our resolve to recover the mandate freely given to our candidate and party in the March 18 governorship election.
“Let us continue to show support to the party, remain calm, and also pray that God will grant their Lordships the wisdom to continue to do the right thing alway,” he said.