Court of Appeal upholds governorship election of Abiodun, Obolewori, Nwihuru and Sani

Court of Appeal upholds governorship election of Abiodun, Obolewori, Nwihuru and Sani


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The Lagos District Court of Appeal yesterday approved the election of Mr. Dapo Abiodun as the Governor of Ogun State, Sheriff Obolewori as the Governor of Delta State and Mr. Francis Nwiful as the duly elected Governor of Ebonyi State. The Abuja Court of Appeal also declared Uba Sani the legitimate winner of the March 18 Kaduna State gubernatorial election.

In a majority judgment against Abiodun by Justice JS Ikuyegu and Justice Muhammed Mustapha, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Ladi Adebutu.

The court found that Mr. Adebutu’s appeal lacked merit as it found no merit in it and subsequently dismissed the appeal and affirmed the court’s earlier judgment without costs.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Obolewwori, has been declared governor of Delta State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with 360,234 votes defeating Ovi Omoaghe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who conducted the poll. declared the winner of the election. 2nd place with 240,229 votes.

The Delta State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Asaba had on September 29 approved the selection of Mr. Obolewwori as the duly elected governor of the state.

On Monday, November 13, the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal reserved judgment in three separate appeals filed by candidates Omo Agege and Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and candidates of the Labor Party (LP). What you did will be remembered. Kennedy Pera contests Obolewori’s declaration as governor of the state.

In its ruling, the Court of Appeal upheld Mr. Obolewori’s victory. In response, the state PDP congratulated the governor on his victory.

In Nwiful’s case, the three-member panel chaired by Justice Jumai Sankey, in a unanimous decision, dismissed the appeal of PDP’s Chukwuma Odi. The panel also resolved all five issues raised against the appellants and dismissed the appeal for lack of merit.

In his lead judgment, Justice Sankey held that the PDP and its candidates had no legal right to interfere in the internal affairs of the APC.

Justice Obietombala Oupele Daniel Kallio, who read out the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeal and sub-appeal in the Kaduna State governorship election, overturned the court’s order to INEC to conduct supplementary elections in 22 polling units in four localities. . Council.

In this appeal, Justice Daniel Kallio resolved all five issues formulated by the PDP and its candidate for the 2023 elections, Mohamed Issa Asir.

In a cross-appeal filed by the APC challenging the declaration that the election results were inconclusive, the Court of Appeal resolved the three issues formulated in favor of the party and annulled the court’s declaration.

Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal has overturned the Electoral Tribunal’s decision that confirmed the election of Abubakar Suleiman, Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly to represent Ningi Central Constituency.

While delivering the judgment yesterday in Abuja, he ordered a re-poll in 10 voting units of the constituency.

Following the verdict, Abubakar called on his supporters and all people in his constituency to remain calm.

Source: guardian.ng

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