Appeal Court upholds the return of Darius Ishaku

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The Court of Appeal Abuja on Monday upheld the return of Darius Ishaku as Governor of Taraba State.

The court which upheld his re-election in a unanimous judgment also dismissed the appeal by APC for being incompetent and lacking in merit.

APC had approached the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which upheld the declaration of Ishaku as winner of the March 9, governorship election.

Delivering judgment in the appeal, the five-man panel of the court in a unanimous decision upheld the judgment of the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which also dismissed the APC’s petition for being unmeritorious.

The panel presided by Justice Chidi Uwa, in the judgment agreed with the lower tribunal that APC had no lawful candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Taraba State, by virtue of the disqualification of its candidate, Abubakar Danladi by the Jalingo division of the Federal High Court on March 6, 2019.