Supreme Court Affirms Bauchi, Plateau Governors
The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Bala Muhammed as Bauchi State governor.
A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta unanimously dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Muhammed Abubakar.
Justice Dattijo Muhammad, who read the lead judgment, held that the evidence of the appellants’ witnesses at the election tribunal was inadmissible he added that the appellants failed to demonstrate the perversity in the concurrent judgments of the lower courts.
The Supreme Court has also affirmed the election of Simon Lalong as the governor of Plateau State dismissing the appeal of PDP's
challenging the outcome of the March 23rd re-run election.
In the judgment delivered by try Justice Adamu Galinje, the court held that the appellant failed to prove the allegation of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.
Galaxy's Godfrey Eshiemoghie reports that the Apex Court held that the concurrent findings of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal were correct.