Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Adamawa LG Tribunal to Hear CPC's Case

Yola — Adamawa Local Government Election Tribunal has fixed February 7 for hearing in the case filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) challenging the November 24, 2012 council polls in the state.

Chairman of the tribunal, Mr Babakano Abubakar , announced the date after striking out a preliminary objection to the case filed by the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) challenging the competence of CPC to challenge the conduct of the election.

Abubakar said ADSIEC provides that only candidates that contested the election have the right to challenge the election and not the party saying the suit cannot stand.

The CPC is challenging the election of all the 21 local government chairmen and their deputies who won the election on the platform of PDP on grounds that they lack the qualification to contest in the election and that the election did not comply with the Adamawa State Electoral Law 2002.

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