The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Darius Dickson Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Taraba State.
The court, in a unanimous judgment by a seven-man panel, led by Ibrahim Galadima, dismissed the appeal by the candidate of the All Prossives Congress (APC), Hajia Aisha Jumai Al-Hassan on the ground that it lacked merit.
Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who read the lead judgment, upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed Ishaku’s election.
Al-Hassan (now Minister of Women Affairs) challenged the return of Ishaku as winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the election tribunal.
Al-Hassan won at the tribunal, but her victory was overturned by the Court of Appeal, Abuja, a decision she appealed to the Supreme Court.
This morning, the court took arguments from parties to the appeal and gave its judgment around 1:30pm, but reserved its reasons to February 22.