THE election tribunal sitting in Kaduna has adjourned the hearing of the case between Senator Shehu Sani and Senator Uba Sani till July 25, for the adoption of final written addresses.

Senator Shehu Sani had challenged the victory of Senator Uba Sani and requested that the tribunal declare him the authentic winner of the election.

Speaking to reporters after yesterday’s sitting, Senator Shehu Sani’s counsel, Morris A. Odeh (SAN), said the case has been closed because Uba Sani could neither present witnesses nor evidence.

According to him, Shehu Sani presented two witnesses during hearing of the substantive case.

The counsel, however, said: “As it stands now, we will be coming to present our final written addresses before the tribunal on the July 25. Thereafter, we will wait for the judgment.

“What the defendant did not know is that civil case is different from the criminal case. This  is a civil case and so we do not need to prove our case beyond a reasonable doubt before it will be taken in the court.

“We have submitted some evidences and no matter how minimal, it is expected that they defend it. But they failed to do so,” the SAN said.

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