Masari VS Lado: Governorship Tribunal Relocates to Abuja for ‘Security’ Reasons
The Katsina 2019 general Election Petition Tribunal hitherto sitting in Katsina has reportedly relocated to Abuja, the nation’s capital for ‘security reasons’.
This was made known to the press by as administrative officer of the three-man panel, who pleaded anonymity in Katsina Monday.
According to him, the tribunal has to relocate to Abuja for security reasons and that the sitting will continue their.
The tribunal, which was inaugurated six months ago, had been holding its sitting at the state High Court.
While reacting to the development, the state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigiri, in a telephone interview, told Thisdayssaid that there was no official document informing the party of the relocation of the tribunal to Abuja.
He said PDP and its 2019 governorship candidate, Senator Yakubu Lado, would honour the “oral” invitation to attend the sitting in Abuja before they would make their final stand on the decision taken by the three-man panel.
According to him, “We have just been told of the change in the venue of the tribunal. It is now shifted to a magistrate court at Wuse, Abuja. We are on our way there now for the adoption of the addresses slated for tomorrow (Tuesday) before we can make our stand known to the public.”
Senator Lado and his party, PDP, had dragged Governor Aminu Bello Masari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before the tribunal challenging the result of the March 9, 2019 governorship election.