The Supreme Court, on Monday, January 20, has affirmed the election of Bala Muhammed of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) as governor of Bauchi State.
The unanimous judgment read by Justice Dattijo Mohammed dismissed the appeal by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Muhammed Abubakar.
The seven-member panel of the apex court held that the evidence of the appellants’ witnesses at the election tribunal was inadmissible.
The court dismissed an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ahmed Aliyu challenging the election of Aminu Tambuwal as Governor of Sokoto state.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, the apex court dismissed the appeal on the ground that the appellant failed to prove his allegation of non-compliance with the electoral act and issues of over-voting.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Kabir Yusuf, filed an appeal at the apex court to dispute the March 24 supplementary election held in some electoral wards in Kano State.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court dismissed the appeal filed by Abba Yusuf challenging the election of Governor Ganduje for lacking in merit.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the March 9 election in Kano State inconclusive, which led to the supplementary election held on March 23.