Kebbi gov’ship: Appeal Court upholds Gov Idris election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the March 18 election of Nasir Idris as the lawfully elected governor of Kebbi State. A three-member panel on Friday held that the appeal by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, General Aminu Bande lacked merit. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ndukwe […]

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the March 18 election of Nasir Idris as the lawfully elected governor of Kebbi State.

A three-member panel on Friday held that the appeal by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, General Aminu Bande lacked merit.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ndukwe Anyannwu, the appellate court resolved all the five issues formulated for determination in favour of the governor and against PDP.

Justice Anyanwu held that the allegations of forgery of testimonial brought against the Deputy Governor Abubakar Umar Tafida was not established as required by law.

She also held that the issues of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 in the conduct of the election could not stand because the appellants failed to prove how the allegations substantially affected the election.

Justice Anyanwu subsequently affirmed the judgment of the Kebbi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which had earlier dismissed the petition of PDP and affirmed the election of the governor.