The All Progressives Congress (APC)’s legal team in Kano has expressed readiness to defend the victory of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje before the election tribunal.
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf is challengijg the victory of the incumbent governor of the state in the 23rd March supplementary election.
A member of the team Barrister Abbas Haladu told journalists on Wednesday that although the PDP’s gubernatorial candidate had no substance to pose any threat to the victory of Ganduje, the APC’s legal team had confidence in defeating Yusuf at the tribunal.
Another member of the legal team, Barrister Ibrahim Aliyu Nassarawa expressed reservation over PDP’s request to access INEC election materials few days before the expiration of 21 days within which they have to file their petition.
Barrister Bassarawa said it would be difficult for INEC to meet up with PDP’s demands before the expiration of 21 days.
The Justice Halima Shamaki-led election Tribunal in Kano, on Tuesday, ordered INEC to allow PDP to inspect the election document.