Full List: Governors Who Supreme Court Reverses Their Sacking by Court of Appeal

Jan 14, 2024 | Entertainment, News


On Friday, January 12, the Supreme Court heard the appeals of no less than eight governors’ elections; the Court of Appeal earlier sacked some.

Legit.ng journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

However, the sacked governors were able to secure victory at the Supreme Court on Friday, and they were to retain their seats till the next election.

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Governors sacked by the Court of Appeal but favoured by the Supreme Court
Photo Credit: Abba Kabir Yusuf, Dauda Lawal, Caleb Mutfwang
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Below are the governors who have won at the Supreme Court after being sacked by the Court of Appeal:

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf

The Supreme Court reversed the sack of the Kano state governor who the Kano state governorship election petition tribunal and the Court of Appeal earlier sacked.

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The apex court faulted the removal of the governor’s votes, saying only allot papers not given to the electoral officers can be considered invalid. It ruled that the issue of nomination was an internal affair and that a third party should not involved.

The Kano state governorship election petition sacked Governor Yusuf after removing some of his votes that were considered invalid by the trial court. At the Court of Appeal, the governor was removed on the grounds that he was not validly nominated by the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Governor Caleb Mutfwang

Like others, the Supreme Court, on Friday, January 12, gave its judgment on the appeal filed to reverse the sacking of Governor Mutfwang of Plateau state.

The court dismissed the earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal that sacked the governor and affirmed the victory of the APC candidate in the March 18 governorship election.

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As it ruled on the fate of Governor Yusuf of Kano over the issue of nomination, the Supreme Court maintained its stance that the issue of nomination was an internal affair.

Dauda Lawal

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara state, who the Court of Appeal earlier sacked.

Justice Emmanuel Agim, who delivered the lead judgment, described the ruling of the Court of Appeal as perverse.

The Supreme Court said:

“The decision of the Court of Appeal has no evidential foundation.”

Supreme Court affirms APC’s Otu’s election as Cross River governor

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Supreme Court had affirmed the victory of Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River in the March 18 governorship election.

Otu again defeated the PDP as the Supreme Court affirmed the concurrent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

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The Cross Rivers will be the third APC governor who secures victory at the Supreme Court after Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi states.

Source: Legit.ng





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