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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Tribunal sacks Taraba governor

… Declares Alhassan winner of guber poll

The Taraba State governorship election petition tribunal on Saturday nullified the election of the state governor, Darius Ishaku on the ground that he was not validly nominated and sponsored by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The tribunal headed by Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar ordered that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajia Aisha Alhassan, who scored the second highest votes, be declared the winner of the election.
It held that by overwhelming evidence led by the petitioners (APC and Alhassan), represented by Mahmud Magaji (SAN), it was discovered that the PDP did not hold a valid primary as required by the Electoral Act.

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