SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 08 – The Supreme Court has upheld the elections of Sani Bello, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Okowa and Darius Ishaku as the governors of Niger, Abia, Delta, and Taraba States respectively.
Niger Governor Abubakar Bello’s election has been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court.
The highest court in the country dismissed the appeal of Mohammed Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election of Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia State Governor.
An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo state capital and headed by Justice R.A Adah, had struck out the appeal filed by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Abia State, Alex Otti, and validated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
In a unanimous judgment delivered on Wednesday by Justice Centus Nweze, the court held that the appellant, Mr Great Ogboru failed to prove allegations of over-voting.
He said that the appeal is a waste of the precious time of the Apex Court.
He further added that the decisions of the apex court on the position of card readers are too numerous to begin to mention them or for the appellant to claim they are not in the know.
Lastly, the supreme court has affirmed the election of Governor Darius Ishaku as Governor of Tarab state.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court held that the counsel to the APC admitted that the party had no candidate in the election and therefore has no locus standi to contest the election of the governor.
The Judge added that the appellant conceded the fact and went ahead to suggest that the supreme court allow one professor to step into the shoes of the disqualified candidate.
Justice Ekwo held that the law is clear on the issue of disqualification of a candidate.