Tribunal sacks Taraba governor, declares APC candidate Alhassan winner

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Taraba State and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Jummai Alhassan as the winner of the April 12, 2015 governorship election.

Alhassan, already a minister-designate, had approached the tribunal with claims that the election was flawed.

The Chairman of the Tribunal, Justice Danladi, relying on the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ruled that Governor Ishaku was not properly nominated as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for the Governorship election.

INEC said that the PDP didn’t conduct any primary election for the Taraba State Governorship Election.

The tribunal then returned Alhassan of APC as the duly elected Governor of Taraba State, having secured the second highest votes during the election.

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  • Julius Oguntulu

    Congrats mama Taraba! wishing you all the best!!!!

    • neyorovers

      mama taraba was also part judicial system so therefore it has to favour her ..Lol

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  • forestgee

    Adieu…Judiciary in Nigeria

  • Babagordy

    APC complaining about improper nomination of a candidate in PDP; is this not a case of crying louder than the bereaved

  • Good bye democracy.Welcome one-party state!

  • neyorovers

    why most of the election tribunal justice are northanners ?

    • Chris Okrikportor

      Help me ask dem o!


    Why are we killing peace where there was peace? Why do we indirectly encouraging chaos in the name of justice?Are we really wants to live in peace?

  • alexander

    This judgement itself is flawed.The PDP presented it,s candidate. Her candidate not constested by any faction of the party.It is not PDP,s political oppponent to say if she correctly chose her candidate.A little spice of common sense please.