Governorship poll: Supreme Court begins hearing in over 21 appeals

The Supreme Court will today commence marathon proceedings in multiple post-election governorship appeals beginning with three in respect of Plateau State, filed by the PDP, its candidate, Nentawe Goshwe and INEC and three in respect of Delta State, filed by Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Omo-Agege Ovie Augustine of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peta Kennedy of the Labour Party (LP).

The apex court  yesterday delivered judgment in the appeal filed by the PDP and its candidate, Titus Uba against the election victory of Governor Hyacinth Alia in his favour,  while those relating to Governors Abba Yusuf of Kano State and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State may be determined this week.

According to the schedule of the court, 21 appeals relating to disputes over the last governorship election are listed for determination.

Specifically, the appeals relating to Ebonyi, Plateau, Delta, Adamawa, Abia, Ogun, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom states would be heard between Monday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, the court plans to hear four appeals, two in relation to Adamawa State, filed by the candidate of the SDP, and a counter-appeal by Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP (the incumbent).

On Thursday, the court plans to hear six appeals – two in relation to Ogun State filed by Oladipo Adebutu of the PDP, and a counter appeal by Abiodun Adedapo of the APC (the incumbent governor); one in relation to Cross River, filed by Prof. Sandy Onor of the PDP; and two in respect of Akwa Ibom State, filed by Akpan Udofia of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) and John Akpan Udoedehe of the NNPP.


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