Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong, Bala record victory at Supreme Court/ Ganduje

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld elections of four governors presented before it, dismissing petitions by opposition candidates challenging their victories.

The apex court kickstarted the day’s legal activity with the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

During the ruling, the court dismissed petition by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Kabir Yusuf, which faulted Ganduje’s victory at the polls, for lacking merit.

In a similar manner, the apex court upheld the election of its Sokoto Sate counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, striking out a suit challenging the governor’s victory by APC’s candidate at the last governorship election in the state, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto.

The winning trend continued later in the day, with Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed, also coasting to victory.

The andidate of the PDP during the March governorship election in Plateau, Jeremiah Useni, had prayed the court to nullifying Lalong's victory, alleging he presented “false information” bordering on his names.

He had also alleged the governor’s victory was not a reflection of the people’s will, adding the he also refused to comply with electoral act.

But the court had dismissed the allegations, noting the appellant failed to prove the election was not conducted in compliance with electoral act.

“Also, the appellants failed to prove that the election was not conducted in substantial compliance with the electoral act,” the court held.

“On the whole, this appeal fails and it is dismissed by law.”