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Friday, 12 February 2016

Taraba election: Supreme Court declares Darius Ishaku winner

Supreme court has declared Governor Darius Ishaku winner of the April 11 governorship election in Taraba state

– This verdict voids the judgement of the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified Ishaku’s election

The election of Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku of the People Democratic Party (PDP), has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

The appeal lodged by Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was unanimous dismissed by a seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court, Vanguard reports.

Darius Ishaku and Mama Taraba

Delivering the judgment, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour said: “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 apex court fixed February 22, 2016 as the date when it would adduce reasons that informed the judgment.

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