Kano governorship election: Supreme Court fixes January 20 for judgment

Kano governorship election: Supreme Court fixes January 20 for judgment

- The Supreme Court fixes Monday, January 20 to deliver judgment on the appeal challenging the election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

- The apex court arrived at the decision after lawyers in the case, comprising an appeal and a cross-appeal, adopted their processes and prayed the court to grant their prayers

- The appeal was filed by the Abba Kabir Yusuf, the governorship candidate of the PDP

The Supreme Court has fixed Monday, January 20, as the new date for delivering judgment in the appeal challenging the election victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state.

The Nation reports that the apex court made the decision on Tuesday, January 14, after lawyers in the case, comprising an appeal and a cross-appeal, adopted their processes and prayed the court to grant their prayers.

The appeal was filed by the Abba Kabir Yusuf the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while the All Progressives Party (APC) filed a cross-appeal.

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Meanwhile, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has said he is confident his election victory will be affirmed by the Supreme Court.

The Bauchi state governor made the comments in a statement issued through his media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the Bauchi governorship election petition.

In another news report, the election of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Tarab state was affirmed by the supreme court.

Channels TV reports that in a unanimous judgment 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.

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The Supreme Court also finally put to rest the legal battle over the declaration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the winner of March 9, 2019, governorship election in Abia state.

TVC reports that the apex court delivered the judgment on Wednesday, January 8, in favour of Governor Ikpeazu.

Legit.ng gathered that, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Paul Galinje, the apex court held that the appellant's reliance solely on the smart card readers in proving the alleged over-voting was fatal to their case.

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