Tribunal Upholds Governor Ishaku’s Election

Nwangoro Nnaemeka  
Updated September 20, 2019
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Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku (file)


The Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal has affirmed the re-election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 9, 2019 governorship poll in the state.

A three-man panel led by Justice M.O. Adewara unanimously dismissed the petition by Abubakar Danladi of the All Progressive Party challenging the outcome of the poll.

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The tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove their claims that the election was marred by irregularities and substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act.

In the lead judgment, Justice Adewara, who read the lead judgment, held that Danladi was not qualified to contest the 2019 election.

He noted that the affirmation of the judgment by the Supreme Court implied that the APC had no valid candidate in the election.