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Jubilee aspirant to appeal outcome of governor election petition in Wajir

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Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi (right) consults with Wajir Senator Sheikh Abass during the county leaders' meeting in Nairobi. [Edwin Nyarangi, Standard]

A loser in the Wajir gubernatorial election petition has said he will appeal against the High Court decision which dismissed his petition.

Dr Adan Mohamed Hassan of Jubilee Party, who lost twice at both the ballot and at the High Court, has said he will move to court on Monday.

High Court Judge George Dulu upheld the win of Orange Democratic Movement's Ahmed Abdullahi and ordered him to pay Sh10 million as costs of the suit.

He said the petitioner was not able to prove that the current governor was not elected validly.

The Judge also ruled that the elections were not marred with irregularities and illegalities that benefited Abdullahi.

''The courts upheld the declaration of the governor by the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) but we are very dissatisfied with the decision and I want to take this opportunity to announce that we shall move to the Appeal Court to challenge this decision,'' said Dr Hassan.

He added: ''There were unlawful electoral practices and many numerous irregularities that were recorded in the constituencies that make this particular decision by IEBC null and void.''

He cited Wajir West, East and Eldas as areas marred by malpractices.

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