The petition filed against the outcome of the Rimin Gado/Dawakin Tofa/ Tofa Federal House of Representatives constituency in Kano State by Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, son of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been dismissed by the National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in the state.
Ganduje through his lawyer, A.T Falola had challenged the victory of Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe of the New Nigeria Peoples Party in the said elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared that Jobe polled a total of 52,456 votes while Ganduje polled 44,809 votes.
However, the result was challenged by the APC candidate.
Delivering judgement, the three-man panel of the Tribunal led by Justice Flora Ngoz Azinge dismissed the petition by Ganduje for lack of merit.
The panel held that the petitioner had failed to present sufficient evidence to support his allegation against the respondents.
The sum of N200,000 was also awarded to the respondents, jointly and severally.