PDP fails again to open case against Kwara governor

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday failed again
to open its case against Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, at the
state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

PDP candidate in the March governorship election in
Kwara, Razaq Atunwa, had filed the petition.

The tribunal on Friday adjourned till July 9 and 10 for
further hearings in the petition challenging the declaration of Mr AbdulRazaq
on the allegation that he had presented a forged certificate.

The adjournment followed the failure of the petitioner
to present a witness from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) with the
subpoena and other supporting documents.

The tribunal had on Thursday adjourned to Friday for
the examination body to present the subpoena, following the commencement of
full hearings in the petition of PDP.

Counsel to the petitioner, Abdulwahab Bamidele, told
the court that he was reliably informed that WAEC officials in Lagos which the
tribunal mandated to produce the subpoena missed their flight to Ilorin on Friday

After listening to arguments, the tribunal granted the application for adjournment, saying the petitioners were still within their time limit of four days to argue their case as agreed during the pre-hearing trial.

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