The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Darius Dickson Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Governor of Taraba state.
The Apex Court on Thursday, February 11, in Abuja in a unanimous decision dismissed the appeal filed by Aisha Jummai Alhassan of All Progressives Congress (APC) popularly called “Mama Taraba ” which challenged the validity of the election of Governor Ishaku of Taraba State.
A seven-man panel of Justices of the apex court headed by Justice Suleiman Galadima dismissed the appeal lodged by Mrs. Alhassan and the APC.
According to the court, neither the APC nor its candidate, Alhassan, had the requisite locus-standi to query the outcome of the PDP governorship primary election that produced Ishaku.
It emphasised that under section 87(9) of the Electoral Act, only those that participated in the said PDP primary election, had the statutory right to challenge its outcome at the Federal High Court or State High Court.