Appeal Court delivers Judgment in Another Guber Election Suit

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday, November 23, affirmed the election of the Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on March 18 announced Governor Inuwa Yahaya of the APC as the winner of the guber poll with 342,821 votes.

The Nation reports the lower court had dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Mohammed Barde, against the victory of the state governor, Yahaya of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The tribunal presided over by Justice S. B. Belgore struck out the case over lack of merit.

Barde alleged in the petition that the election that returned Governor Inuwa as the winner was marred by many irregularities, including vote buying.

However, the tribunal ruled that the allegation was baseless and that the petitioners failed to prove the alleged election malpractices and, therefore, struck out the petition.