Breaking News: Supreme Court Upholds Darius Ishaku’s Election As Taraba State Governor

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Governor Darius Ishaku of the People Democratic Party, PDP

Governor Darius Ishaku of the People Democratic Party, PDP

The Supreme Court has upheld the outcome of the April 11, 2015, governorship election that produced Governor Darius Ishaku of the People Democratic Party, PDP.

This judgement was delivered by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour. A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court, in a unanimous judgment this afternoon, dismissed the the appeal that was lodged by Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan

Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan

Justice Rhodes-Vivour held: “I am of the firm view that there is no merit in this appeal and it is hereby dismissed. The Judgment of the ‎Court of Appeal is affirmed and the election of governor Darius Ishaku is hereby upheld”.

The Court however, reserved its reasons for the judgement till February 22. Senator Alhassan who is currently the Minister of Women affairs, had prayed the apex court to set aside the verdict of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal which earlier upheld governor Ishaku’s election.

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