Kano: Court turns down PDP’s prayer over LG polls

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Kano State High Court presided over by the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nura Sagir, has turned down a prayer by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calling on it to stop the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) from conducting local government elections in the state on February 10.
The PDP had earlier sought for an order to restrain the KANSIEC from conducting the elections on February 10, pending the hearing and determination of its main application.

When the case came up for ruling on the application yesterday, Justice Sagir turned down the prayer and ordered for accelerated hearing. He adjourned the case to February 2, for continuation.
The PDP had sued KANSIEC over the cost of contest form and tax clearance which stood at N250, 000 and N150, 000 for chairmanship candidates and N150, 000 and N110, 000 for councillorship candidates, respectively.
The major opposition party wanted the court to compel the state electoral body to reduce the two charges.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the court session, the Chairman of PDP Election Committee, Alhaji Shehu Na-Allah Kura, urged the court to do justice in the case, noting that court was the last hope of the citizens.