B/Gwari Chair Election: Court Orders KADSIECOM To Issue Sealed Certificate of Return to PDP Candidate, Yushau Ibrahim

Honourable Justice Binta Zubairu of the Kaduna State High Court orders the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, KADSIECOM, to issue a sealed Certificate of Return to Yushau Ibrahim Aboki of the People Democratic Party, PDP, as the Elected Chairman of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area having been declared as the winner of the Chairmanship election on the 25th day of October, 2021 by the Returning Officer of Birnin Gwari Local Government.

According to the Honourable Justice Zubairu, By the dint of the provision of Section 55 of the Kaduna State Electoral Law, 2021, the declaration of Yushau Ibrahim as the winner of the Chairmanship election in Birnin Gwari LG by the Returning Officer of Birnin Gwari LG is final and can only be set aside after a successful challenge vide to an election petition filed pursuant to the provisions of the Kaduna State Electoral Law, 2021.
Yushau Ibrahim having been declared as the winner of the Chairmanship election in Birnin Gwari LG by the Returning Officer of the said LG, KADSIECOM is duty bound by Section 62 (1) of the Kaduna State Electoral Law, 2021 to issue Yushau Ibrahim within Seven (7) days a sealed Certificate of Return as the Elected Chairman of Birnin Gwari LG.

It will be recalled that, KADSIECOM willfully refused to perform its statutory duty of issuing a sealed Certificate of Return to Yushau Ibrahim as aforesaid despite demand.

Counsel to Yushau Ibrahim, Samuel Atung SAN, said, democracy can only be strengthen when the Court plays its legitimate role of defending the right of the oppressed.

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