Supreme Court yesterday hinged failure of appeals against Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State by All Progressives Congress, APC, and its governorship candidate, Aisha Alhassan on lack of locus standi for upholding the result of the April 11, 2015 governorship election on February 11.
Giving the reasons on the apex court’s judgement on February 11, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour also held that the governor was duly sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Justice Rhodes-Vivor further held that the evidence brought before the court had confirmed Ishaku’s membership of the PDP.
“The matter is very simple, the apex court has ruled on matters of this nature at different occasions.
“There is no way a candidate of another political party who did not participate in the primaries of another political party could suddenly rise to challenge the conduct of such an exercise.
“It is therefore clear that the appeals and all the cross appeals against the election of Governor Darius Isiaku of Taraba have no redeemable substance,’’ Rhodes-Vivour held.
By these reasons, the apex court further affirmed the decision of the lower court to the effect that the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal grossly misdirected itself by upturning Ishiaku’s victory.
Nigerian Pilot recalled that the tribunal had ahead to sack Governor Ishaku from office and went ahead to declare Alhassan winner of the governorship polls.

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