Aisha Alhassan popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’ has promised to contest the appeal court judgement.
Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Thursday, December 31, Mama Taraba’s counsel Mahmud Magaji divulged that his client’s submission remained that Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was not genuinely sponsored by his party as required by Section177 of the Nigerian constitution.
She made this disclosure known following the appeal court’s decision to upturn the Taraba state election tribunal which declared her the winner of the Taraba governorship election.
In defense of the client, counsel of the opposition party Kanu Agabi disclosed that they would not undermine the right of the APC and its candidate to seek appeal.
He said: “The right of appeal is what brought us here and the right of appeal is still what will take them to the Supreme Court, so I cannot underestimate the value of their appeal.”
Mama Taraba’s counsel further added that the process has given them room to test the judgement so that they can expand the jurisprudence of the electoral course saying, “their lordships have gone through our various speeches and have come up with their own ruling and we feel that we have the right to proceed to the Supreme Court.”