Following the adjournment of the case last Tuesday, the Supreme Court shall give the final judgement on Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi Gubernatorial Elections today.
Ahmed Aliyu of All Progressive Congress challenges the Peoples Democratic Party’s Candidate, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s victory as the duly elected Governor of Sokoto State.
The elected Gov. Bala Mohammed (PDP) of Bauchi State Vs the erstwhile governor, Mohammed Abubakar (APC) as the latter seeks for redress in his favour.
More so, Kabir Abba-Yusuf of PDP is in contest against APC’s Candidate, Gov. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.
The seven-man panel of the Apex Court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed also include: Justices John Inyang Okoro, Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, Uwani Musa Aba Aji, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Aminu Sani and Olukayode Ariwoola will preside over the cases.
The rest of the cases which were adjourned on a later date to be communicated include:
Gov. Simon Lalong (APC) of Plateau State who isn’t left out as the PDP’s candidate Jeremiah Useni also challenges his victory.
Useni had failed at both Tribunal and Appeal Court to upturn the election of Lalong hence, approached Supreme Court.
Next on the list is PDP’s Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State whom Emmanuel Jime of APC also dragged to court.
The last but not the least on the hearing spanning over 10 months after election is Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri (PDP) of Adamawa State Vs ex-governor Muhammed Jibrilla.
The Election Petition Tribunal in Yola presided over by Justice Adediran Adebara had on October 11th, 2019 dismissed Jibrilla’s case because it lacked merit.
The Appeal Court led by Justice Ali B. Gumel also affirmed the earlier judgement in Yola on December 5th, 2019, upholding the victory of Fintiri as the duly elected governor.
However, Jibrilla went ahead to Supreme Court seeking for redress.