The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Udom Emmanuel as the governor of Akwa Ibom State. The unanimous judgement of the apex court, delivered by Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad, dismissed the appeal challenging Emmanuel’s election.
Justice Muhammad held that the appeal lacked merit.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos State. The unanimous judgement of the apex court, which was delivered by Justice Paul Galinje, dismissed the two appeals challenging the election.
“A petitioner cannot add to or subtract from the provision of Section 138 of the Electoral Act. “Accordingly, this appeal lacks merit and same is dismissed by me,” Justice Galinje held.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the Supreme Court held that the appellant, Senator Garba Lado of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Masari of Katsina State did not qualify to participate in the election.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Dapo Abiodun as the governor of Ogun State. The apex court dismissed the appeal filed by Adekunle Akinlade of Allied People’s Movement (APM) against the election of Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Justice Mary Odili, who delivered the unanimous judgement of the court, held that the appellants failed to discharge the burden of proof of the non compliance with the Electoral Act as argued.