S’Court dashes Mama Taraba’s dream, upholds Ishaku’s election

The hope of the Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Al-Hassan to become the first democratically elected female governor in Nigeria was dashed on Thursday, as the Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought by the minister against the judgement of a Court of Appeal upholding the election of Governor Dairus Ishaku of Taraba State.

Al-Hassan was the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC in the April 11 2015 governorship election in Taraba State.

The Supreme Court, in a lead judgement delivered by Justice Rhodes Vivour, dismissed the appeal for lack of merit and affirmed Darius Ishaku as the duly elected governor of Taraba State.

The court also fixed February 22, 2016 to give reasons for the judgement.

It will be recalled that the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal had nullified Ishaku’s election, declaring Al-Hassan as duly elected.

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