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  • Supreme Court Affirms Okowa, Sani Bello And Ishaku's Elections
  • 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.

    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 has affirmed the election of Governor Darius Ishaku as Governor of Taraba state.

    In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Eko, 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 Eko held that the law is clear on the issue of disqualification of a candidate.

    He held that the replacement sort by APC did not participate in the election and cannot be accorded such value, adding that having resolved all the issues against the appellant the effect of the disqualification is that all the votes cast for that candidate are wasted votes and cannot be scooped from the ‘dustbin’ and given to another.
    He concluded that for a petition to be valid it must fulfill all conditions of law which is not in this case.

    “This petition is a mere academic exercise and cannot be given any value; and being an abuse of court process, it shall be and is hereby dismissed,” the Judge noted.

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