- Governor Darius Ishaku is the legitimate of Taraba election, the Supreme Court says
- The verdict was an unanimous one delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo
- According to the judge, all the votes cast for that APC candidate are wasted votes
The election of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Tarab state has been affirmed by the supreme court.
Channels TV reports that in a unanimous judgement delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the court held that the counsel to the APC admitted that the party had no candidate in the election and therefore has no locus standi to contest the election of the governor.
According to the judge, the appellant conceded the fact and went ahead to suggest that the supreme court allow one professor to step into the shoes of the disqualified candidate.
Justice Ekwo said that the replacement sort by APC did not participate in the election and cannot be accorded such value.
The judge also added that all the votes cast for that APC candidate are wasted votes and cannot be scooped from the ‘dustbin’ and given to another.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a non-governmental organisation, Connected Development (CODE), has commended the Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku for assenting to the State Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Bill before the stipulated deadline.
Chief Executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, responding to the news, stated that the Taraba government, including its House of Assembly, has proven itself as the people’s parliament by rebuilding residents’ trust in government institutions to deliver on improved public services.
CODE had with the support of the USAID Effective Water Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) Services Program, engaged with Taraba policymakers in November, urging that they erase bottlenecks and accelerate the processes for ensuring the WASH bill was signed to Law.
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