Governor Abdullahi Ganduje (image courtesy Daily Advent)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday rejected the tribunal ruling that affirmed the re-election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Concise News had reported that the election of Ganduje was upheld by the state Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ganduje, who contested the last gubernatorial poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the election but Abba Yusuf, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, challenged his victory.

Yusuf had asked the tribunal to set aside the election on the grounds that it was fraught with irregularities.

But Ganduje, through his lawyers, told the court that the petitioners failed to prove that the election was rigged.

However, the tribunal struck out the entire petition brought before it by Abba Kabir Yusuf and the PDP, challenging the declaration of Ganduje as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.

Reacting, PDP in a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan rejected the tribunal ruling.

The PDP urged its members and supporters not to lose hope, saying the Tribunal was not the end of the road.

It added that justice would “surely prevail at the end of the day”.

Ologbondiyan said: “The PDP rejects the judgments of the governorship election tribunal in Kano and Plateau states.

“It nevertheless urges its teeming members and supporters not to lose hope as the tribunal is not the end of the road adding that justice will surely prevail at the end of the day.”