BREAKING: Supreme Court Issues Final Verdict on PDP's Suit Seeking Kebbi Gov's Sack, Details Surface

BREAKING: Supreme Court Issues Final Verdict on PDP's Suit Seeking Kebbi Gov's Sack, Details Surface

  • The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed the elections of Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi state
  • Legit.ng reports that Governor Idris is a chieftain of the rulung All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Idris' election was disputed in court by his main challenger after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him the winner of the March 18, 2023 election in his state

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria

Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state - The Supreme Court on Friday, January 19, dismissed the appeal filed by General Aminu Bande of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the election victory of Governor Mohammed Nasir Idris of Kebbi state.

In its verdict, the panel of justices unanimously held that the appeal lacked merit and no cost was awarded, Channels Television reported.

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Governor Nasir Idris gets favourable judgement at Supreme Court. Photo credit: Willy Ibimina Jim-george
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Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, who read the lead judgement, held that the appeal against the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor lacks validity, The Nation noted.

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Snapshot of Kebbi governor, Nasir Idris

Idris is a unionist, educationist, and politician. He previously served as national president of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and deputy president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The governor was born in Birnin Kebbi local government area (LGA) of Kebbi state. He attended The Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi between 1994 and 2003, and Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, between 2006 and 2009 for his MBA.

Idris holds a PhD in Education and has written various academic papers on education.

Kebbi: PDP loses at Appeal Court

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Earlier, in November 2023, the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal, upheld the electoral victory of Nasir Idris.

Delivering its judgement, the appellate court held that Idris is the lawfully-elected governor of Kebbi state.

A three-member panel on Friday declared that the appeal filed by the PDP and its candidate, Gen. Bande, lacked substance.

Supreme Court's earlier action on the case

Dissatisfied with the Appeal Court's verdict, Gen. Bande approached the Supreme Court.

At the apex court on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, leading a five-member panel, disclosed that judgement had been reserved.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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