TarabaGuber: Why We Affirms Gov Ishaku's Election - Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Monday gave reasons for affirming the election of Darius Dickson Ishaku as the validly elected governor of Taraba state in the April 11, 2015 governorship election held in the state.

The apex court, who dismissed an appeal brought before it by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Hajiya Aisha Jumai Alhassan challenging Ishaku's election, slated yesterday to give reasons for its judgment delivered on February 11, 2016.
Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who read the reasons of the Supreme Court in its judgment on the Taraba State Governorship election appeal held that APC and its governorship candidate have no locus standi (legal right) to file the petition to challenge Governor Ishaku's election.

The seven-member panel of Justices of the apex court said the appeal was dismissed for lacking in merit, adding also that, "the appeal has no redeemable substance and is accordingly dismissed".

Rhodes-Vivour held that governor Ishaku is a full member of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and that the party sponsored him as it's governorship candidate for the April 11 governorship election in Taraba State.

The apex court held that the PDP in Taraba State conducted a primary election that produced Ishaku as its governorship candidate in the said election.

-Nigerian Tribune