By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The election tribunal sitting in Kaduna has adjourned the hearing of case between Senator Shehu Sani and Senator Uba Sani for adoption of final written addresses till July 25 , 2019.
Senator Shehu Sani had challenged the election victory of Senator Uba Sani and requested that the tribunal declares him the authentic winner of the election.
Speaking to journalists shortly after Monday’s sitting, Senator Shehu Sani’s Counsel, Barrister 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 while Uba Sani failed to present any.
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 criminal case .This is a civil case and so we do not need to prove our case beyond 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.”