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Kaduna governorship election: court action likely

By IWPR Nigeria






Last Thursday's election of Patrick Yakowa as Governor of Kaduna State may soon be challenged in court.

The runner-up and candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Saeed Haruna said he would head to court to retrieve what he claimed was a 'stolen mandate'

Haruna however advised his supporters to remain law-abiding since the CPC has decided on the legal option to reverse the outcome of the governorship and assembly election.

Six other opposition governorship candidates in Kaduna state have also rejected the governorship result claiming the election was riddled with irregularities.

The candidates include those of the People's Redemption Party (PRP), the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Labour Party (LP).

The opposition parties said the 90 percent voter turn-out recorded in some parts of Kaduna state was suspicious as thousands of voters had been displaced prior to the election.

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