BREAKING: Supreme Court Gives Verdict on Suit Seeking to Sack Adamawa Gov Fintiri

BREAKING: Supreme Court Gives Verdict on Suit Seeking to Sack Adamawa Gov Fintiri

  • Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa's victory in the March 18 governorship election has been affirmed by the Supreme Court
  • The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Aishatu Binani and the APC against the victory of the PDP candidate
  • The judgment will be the 22nd of its kind that the Supreme Court will deliver in January journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court has given its final judgment on the suit challenging the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state in the March 18 governorship election.

According to the apex court, the governor, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was the authentic winner of the poll.

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Supreme Court affirms victory of Governor Fintiri Photo Credit: Ahmadu Fintiri, Aishatu Binani
Source: Twitter

In a judgment on Wednesday, January 31, a five-member panel of the apex court unanimously dismissed the appeal by Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in the state, TVC reported in a tweet.

In the lead judgment, Justice John Okoro, who presided over the panel, held that the declaration of Dahiru as the election winner by the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) was unlawful and null.

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Justice Okoro further held that it was the Returning Officer of any election that is empowered by the Electoral Act to announce the results of an election and that any other person who assumes that rules act illegally.

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He also held that the appellants (Dahiru and the APC) failed to provide credible evidence to show their claim of non-compliance with the relevant laws and that he won the election with a majority of lawful votes cast during the election.

The Wednesday judgment by the Supreme Court will be the 22nd of its kind the apex court will deliver in January.

See the tweet here:

21 Gov elections challenged at Supreme Court earlier reported that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano and Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau are major governors who were favoured in the recent rulings of the Supreme Court on the 2023 governorship elections.

All the 21 governors who were elected in the 2023 elections were challenged by the tribunal to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court, however, upheld the victory of the governors in the election, including those earlier sacked by the tribunal and the Court of Appeal.


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