Plateau, Bauchi governorship appeals: Supreme Court fixes new time for judgement

Plateau, Bauchi governorship appeals: Supreme Court fixes new time for judgement

- The Supreme Court has announced it will deliver judgements on the Bauchi and Plateau state governorship election appeals by 3pm

- The apex court had earlier today, Monday, January 20, delivered judgements on the petitions filed against the outcome of the guber polls in Kano and Sokoto states

- The governor of Bauchi state, Bala Muhammed, whose election is being challenged is among the dignitaries at the Supreme Court awaiting the verdicts

The verdict on Bauchi and Plateau state governorship election appeals will be delivered by 3pm on Monday, January 20, the Supreme Court has disclosed.

Daily Trust reports that the governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Muhammed, is present in court as he and other stakeholders await the judgement of the apex court.

Mohammed Abubakar, Bauchi state's former governor, is challenging Governor Muhammed's election.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s Jeremiah Useni is challenging the election of the Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Supreme Court fixes new time for judgement on Plateau, Bauchi governorship tussle

Governors Bala Mohammed (left) and Simon Lalong
Source: UGC

The apex court had earlier delivered judgements on the petitions filed against the outcome of the governorship elections in Kano and Sokoto states.

The court upheld the election of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as the governor of Kano state, dismissing the appeal by filed by Abba Kabir Yusuf, the candidate of the PDP.

Also, the Supreme Court affirmed the election victory of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as authentic winner of the March 9, 2019, governorship poll in Sokoto state, after finding no value in the evidence presented against his re-election by Ahmed Aliyu of the APC.

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Meanwhile, Justice Tanko Muhammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, was absent when the Supreme Court commenced its judgement in the governorship appeal on Kano state.

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta is leading the five-member panel of justices. Others are: Justices Kudirat Kekekere-Ekun, Olukayode Ariwoola, Amina Augie and Uwani Abba-Aji.

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