The appeal by the Social Democratic Party against the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello at the November 16, 2019 Governorship election has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
A seven-man panel led by the the Chef Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, was unanimous in dismissing the appeal by the SDP and Akpoti, for lacking in merit.
In the lead judgment authored and delivered by Justice Uwani Abba Aji, the court said it was unnecessary to disturb the concurrent decisions of the tribunal and the Court of Appeal, which upheld Bello’s victory at election held on November 16, 2019.
The court held that the SDP and Akpoti failed to lead credible and substantial evidence to support their claims.
The Supreme Court had, in an earlier judgment on Monday, dismissed the appeal by the PDP and its candidate, Musa Wada on similar grounds.