Fintiri Floors APC, Bindow In Court
The Supreme Court has on Tuesday, upheld the victory of Ahmadu Fintiri as the authentic governor of Adamawa State.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Jibrilla Bindow had challenged Fintiri’s victory at the polls.
However, the Supreme Court judgment has laid to rest all disputes surrounding the governorship election result in the state.
Naija News recalls the Adamawa governorship election petition tribunal, as well as the Appeal Court, had previously ruled in favour of Governor Ortom and the PDP.
The APC had asked the tribunal to annul the election of Fintiri because his election did not comply with provisions of the Electoral Act.
However, the tribunal-led by Justice Adediran Adebara, declared that the petition lacked merit.
Justice Adebara said that even the witnesses of the petitioner were inconsistent in their submissions.
He said the tribunal would ordinarily have struck out the petition outrightly because the direct beneficiary of the reliefs the APC sought was not a party to the petition.
According to the judge, APC’s candidate Jibrilla Bindow was not joined in the petition, in which case if the tribunal granted any relief, it would be an exercise in futility.