APC Reacts to Supreme Court Verdicts on Kano, Plateau, Other Governorship Election Disputes

APC Reacts to Supreme Court Verdicts on Kano, Plateau, Other Governorship Election Disputes

  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) has praised the Supreme Court over its judgement on governorship election disputes
  • The ruling said the verdict of the apex court is an affirmation of judicial independence in the country
  • The APC spokesperson, Felix Morka, urged the PDP to apologise to the judges for the senseless attacks on the judiciary.

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FCT, Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to the Supreme Court on the governorship election petitions delivered on Friday, January 12.

The ruling party hailed the verdicts of the apex court, describing it as an affirmation of judicial independence

The APC spokesperson, Felix Morka, disclosed this in a statement issued via the party’s X page.

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APC reacts to Supreme Court verdicts on Kano, Plateau, other governorship election disputes
APC says Supreme Court verdicts on governorship election are affirmation of judicial independence Photo Credit: Abba Yusuf/Caleb Mutfwang
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Felix Morka said the APC accepted the decisions of the apex court on the cases in Lagos, Ebonyi and Cross River states where the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Francis Nwifuru, and Bassey Otu were affirmed.

He also spoke on the apex court's verdict upturning the decisions of the Court of Appeal in the cases of PDP governors, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara state, Abba Yusuf of Kano state, and Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau state.

“While the Apex Court’s decisions will undoubtedly elicit mixed reactions and reviews, the decisions are final and binding on all parties to the legal contests. The decisions today provide a strong affirmation of the authority, vibrancy and independence of the Judiciary.
“APC has been consistent in its position that the Judiciary must be left alone to perform its important duty of resolving disputes, including electoral disputes, as constitutionally mandated”

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The ruling APC blasted PDP, calling on the opposition to apologise to the judges for the "senseless attacks on the judiciary."

“Assuming that it has any spec of decency left, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must tender an unreserved apology to the courts and our judges for the senseless, irresponsible, reckless and unjustified attacks it mounted against the Judiciary throughout this electoral cycle” an an

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court delivered its much-anticipated judgment on the Plateau state governorship election dispute.

In a judgement delivered on Friday, January 12, the apex court affirmed Mutfwang's election, further declaring him as the duly elected governor of Plateau state.

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The Supreme Court also dismissed the verdict of the Court of Appeal that sacked Governor Yusuf of Kano state.

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.