Supreme Court affirms gov Ganduje, Tambuwal’s election

Supreme Court affirms gov Ganduje, Tambuwal’s election

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The Supreme Court has affirmed the 2019 election of the Kano State governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje, as the Governor of Kano State.

FILE: SOKOTO STATE GOVERNOR AMINU TAMBUWAL AND GOVERNOR ABDULLAHI GANDUJE OF KANO STATE

A seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in a unanimous judgment on Monday, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Abba Yusuf to challenge the victory of the governor at the March 2019 poll.

Justice Sylvster Ngwuta, who delivered the lead judgment of the apex court, held that Yusuf failed to demonstrate any cogent reason to warrant the setting aside of both the judgments of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal which had both affirmed the victory of Ganduje and his party, the All Progressives Congress in the election in the State.

The court also affirmed the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad, in a unanimous judgment delivered on Monday, dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship Candidate, Aliyu Sokoto, to challenge Tambuwal’s victory at the March 2019 poll.

Delivering the lead judgment, Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, held that both the Sokoto State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal were right to dismiss the appellants’ appeal on the grounds of failing to adduce credible evidence to prove their case.

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