The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, dismissed the appeal filed by Isa Ashiru, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the election for lacking in merit.
Justice Nweze, thereafter, upheld the victory of Nasir El-Rufai in the March 9 governorship election in Kaduna State.
In a related development, the Supreme has affirmed the election of Seyi Makinde as the governor of Oyo State, southwest Nigeria.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment said Makinde was duly elected governor of the Pacesetter state and also found merit in the appeal filed by Makinde that the majority judgment of the Appeal Court was a miscarriage of justice.
This online news platform understands that the apex court, thereafter, affirmed the majority judgment of the tribunal which upheld the election of Makinde as the duly elected governor of Oyo State.
Naija News reports that the Supreme court judgment applies to the remaining three appeals emanating from that election.