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Supreme Court returns petition against Gombe PDP’s Dankwambo to Tribunal

The Supreme Court has ordered a revisit of the dismissed petition against Gombe April gubernatorial elections that sees People Democratic Party, PDP’s Ibrahim Dankwambo into governor’s office
This is coming barely three days after the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal affirmed the election of governor,, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In the lead judgement, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun held that the tribunal was wrong to have dismissed the petition on ground of technicalities.
Supreme court, however, returned the petition to the tribunal to be tried on its merit.
it is recalled that the tribunal recently dismissed the petition filed by the African Democratic Congress (ADC), challenging the victory of Dankwambo in the April guber elections.
The petition was nullified and dismissed by the tribunal over the question of competency of the petitioner’s lawyer, Sam Kagbo, as a legal practitioner.

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