Supreme Court Affirms Uba As Duly Elected Kaduna Governor

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Uba Sani as Kaduna State governor.

The court dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Mohammed Ashiru Isa.

The court of appeal in Abuja had, on November 24, 2023, in a unanimous judgment, affirmed the election of Uba Sani as Kaduna State governor.

The PDP and Ashiru challenged the outcome of the governorship election held in the state on March 18.

They alleged that Uba was not duly elected by a majority of valid votes cast in the election, adding that the election was invalid because of corrupt practices and non-compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

Reading the lead judgment, Justice Tijani Abubakar held that the appellant had nothing useful to ask this court.

The appeal is vexatious, frivolous, and lacks merit.

He upheld the lower courts’ judgment, affirming the governor’s election.


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