Supreme Court declares El-Rufai, Sule winners of Kaduna, Nasarawa elections

Supreme Court declares El-Rufai, Sule winners of Kaduna, Nasarawa elections

- The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa in the 2019 governorship election

- The duo won the election in the states on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

- The two judgements were delivered by Justice Mary Peter-Odili on behalf of the panel

The election victories of Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and his counterpart in Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule as governors of their respective states were on Wednesday, December 18, upheld by the Supreme Court.

The duo had contested and won the governorship elections which held on Saturday, March 9, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In the case of the Nasarawa governorship election, the apex court threw out the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu.

Supreme Court declares El-Rufai, Sule winners of Kaduna, Nasarawa elections

The Supreme Court also declared Abdullahi Sule winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa state
Source: UGC

The Nation reports that judgement was delivered by a seven-man panel led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili.

Justice Odili said that Ombugadu's appeal lacked merit.

Legit.ng reports that the judgement came minutes after the Supreme Court ruled on the election victory of Makinde as governor of Oyo state.

The news of Makinde's victory at the Supreme Court caused jubilation in Ibadan and other parts of the state, it was learnt.

With the judgement, the election battle between Makinde of the PDP and Adebayo Adelabu of the APC has been laid to rest.

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It was earlier reported how the Supreme Court threw out the appeal of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the PDP, against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, candidate of the APC, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

At the hearing on Wednesday, October 30, a seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed, ruled that the appeal lacked merit.

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