Taraba Governor Asks Appeal Court To Upturn Tribunal Verdict

The Taraba State governor, Arch. Darius Ishaku has filed an appeal against the judgement of the Taraba state election petitions sitting in Abuja.

The tribunal had about three weeks ago remoeved the state governor and declared his opponent in the election, Hajia Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the election.

In the appeal, the governor is challenging the powers of the tribunal to base its ruling on pre- election matter.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor, Sylvanus Yakubu Giwa, said the governor’s action is to ensure that he meets the stipulated 21 days in the electoral act.

Governor Ishaku also restated his believe in the ability of the judiciary to stand on the truth that he was sponsored by the PDP and that he is the actual winner of the governorship election.

Many are of the view that the tribunal lacks such powers as it is not provided for in the Elctoral Act 2010 as amended.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the appeal.

In the appeal, the governor decribed as a miscarriage of justice the verdict of the tribunal that sacked him from office.
- Leadership 

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