Supreme Court affirms Dapo Abiodun’s election and seven others


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It was jubilation galore in eight states as the Supreme Courts on Wednesday affirmed the election victories of the governors.

The states are: Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Aminu Masari (Katsina) Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom).

The Supreme Court on dismissed the case filed against the 2019 election of Dapo Abiodun as the governor of Ogun State.

The court said on Wednesday that the applicant, the counterpart in person of Adekunle Akinlade a member of Allied Peoples Movemen (APM), failed to prove his allegation against the governor.

The court judgment read by Justice Dattijo Mohammed said the applicants did not prove their allegation of non-compliance to the electoral laws.

“There is a failure to establish the substance of the alleged non-compliance,” the court ruled.

Mr Akinlade had also approached the apex court to challenge the decision of the court of appeal which had dismissed his petition against Mr Abiodun’s election on November 11.

Mr Abiodun is a member of the All Progressives Congress


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