APC withdraws petition against Gov. Fintiri
The election tribunal sitting in Yola, capital of Adamawa state had dramatic experience as the counsels to APC conflicted themselves in motions.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state seeks to withdraw a motion of petition against the declaration of Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri as the winner of the governorship election in the state.
The motion filed by the APC in the State Election Petition Tribunal to withdraw the petition is dramatic to the Peoples Democratic Party’s fold.
This news media recalls that Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of the People’s Democratic Party won ex-governor Jibrilla Bindow of APC in the 2019 governorship contest.
However, the ex-governor, Jibrilla Bindow congratulated the winner (Fintri) but his party (APC) went on to the tribunal to challenge the decision of INEC for declaring PDP’s candidate winner of the guber race.
The tribunal sitting resumed on Tuesday in the state capital, Yola.
APC brought a motion to withdraw the petition but was in disorder as another legal team of APC claimed to have filed a counter motion on the same issue
Smart Ukpanah, the lead Counsel to APC, told the tribunal that his client had filed another motion seeking to discontinue with the case.
The All Progressive Congress withdraws petition against governor Fintiri of Adamawa state. APC get more confused as petition against Fintiri is withdrawn.
Total Disorder and Disagreement
APC Vice Chairman (Adamawa Central), Aliyu Bakari, announced appearance for the party alongside Smart Ukpanah.
Meanwhile Eze Okoye Esq., the lead counsel to APC also appears for the APC, in a likely manner Smart Ukpanah appeared.
Daily Tells noticed also that Mohammed Adamu, Treasurer of APC in the state, joined Okoye led legal team.
Okoye objected the motion of withdrawal, and informed the tribunal that there is a counter motion filed by him on behalf of APC his client.
Justice Adebara, Chairman of the election tribunal, excused the APC opposing counsels to sort things themselves out before the next sitting.
The case to hear both motions was adjourned to 15th July, almost two weeks.
PDP speaks through his counsel, A T Shehu, said the he has no objection on APC’s withdrawal motion against his client.
Shehu, said he is confident that his client was the winner and he (Fintiri) will be reaffirmed by the tribunal as the APC has no substantive case against him.