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Kano State Governorship Election Petition tribunal has fixed first week of October for the delivery of judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging the election of Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

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The presiding judge, Justice Halima Shamaki, said the tribunal would not accommodate delay tactics from the respondents.

Mrs Shamaki spoke after the counsel representing the petitioners, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, told the court they had reached the end of presenting their case.

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She directed INEC, Mr Ganduje and APC to put up their defense serially.

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According to her, the court, on the commencement of the opening of defence by the respondents, would not concede to requests for short adjournments.

“If one of the respondents finishes today, the next respondent should be ready the next day.

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“We will not grant adjournments from any of the respondents because you want the record of proceedings and that you want to go and study the record of proceedings, you all have your records.

“We are working with time. The respondents will take their days for defense.

“We will allow all the parties the statutory time to file their written addresses, there will be no abridging of time. We should be rounding up by first week of October,” Mrs Shamaki pointed out.

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