Appeal Court Upholds Re-election of Ishaku as Taraba Governor


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By Alex Enumah

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Monday upheld the return of Darius Ishaku as Governor of Taraba State.

The court, which upheld his re-election in a judgment delivered, also dismissed the appeal by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for being incompetent and lacking in merit.

The APC had approached the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which upheld the declaration of Ishaku as winner of the March 9 governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ishaku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state having won majority of the lawful votes cast at the election.

The three-man panel of the tribunal led by Justice M.O. Adewara had in a unanimous judgment delivered on September 20, 2019, dismissed the petition by the APC on the grounds that it had no lawful…

Source: Thisday Newspaper