N300m damages: Court reserves judgment in PDP’s suit against Kano electoral commission

A High Court in Kano on Thursday reserved judgment in a suit filed the PDP seeking N300 million in damages against the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) for alleged unlawful insertion of its logo in the ballot papers during the Jan.16 council elections.

The Kano PDP Chairman, Shehu Sagagi and Secretary Jamilu Danbatta, through their counsel Mr Bashir Yusuf, approached the court seeking the interpretation of Section 221 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended and Section 89 of Electoral Act and section 7 (8) of Kano State Local Government Election Law.

The respondents are the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission(KANSIEC) and Chairman, Prof Garba Sheka.

Justice Ibrahim Karaye ordered all counsel in the suit to submit the legal authorities they cited in their addresses.

Karaye said the court will inform all parties and their counsel of the date fixed for judgment.

Earlier, Yusuf,…

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