17th May, 2012
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Thursday closed its case in the Adamawa Governorship election Petitions Tribunal after fielding 66 witnesses.
Marcus Gundiri, the ACN gubernatorial candidate is challenging the return of Gov. Murtala Nyako as the duly elected governor of Adamawa.The ACN gubernatorial candidate, who joined the PDP, INEC and others as co-respondents, alleged that the Feb. 4, 2012 election was marred by irregularities.
Gundiri urged the tribunal to declare the ACN candidate as the duly elected governor of the state or order the conduct fresh election in the state.NAN reports that the last witness Olufuwa Akin was a data analyst, who conducts biometric analysis of election materials from some of the polling units in the 11 Local Government Areas being challenged by the ACN.The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Bitrus Sanga, adjourned the petition to June 4, for the respondents to open their defence.