The appeal to the Supreme court by the People’s Democratic Party PDP challenging the victory of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello has been dismissed.
The party’s candidate Musa Wada had approached the apex court challenging the November 16, 2019, governorship election in the state, claiming electoral infractions, rigging and over-voting.
However, the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, other members of the panel like Justices Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Sylvester Ngwuta, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Inyang Okoro, Amina Augie, and Uwani Abba-Aji dismissed the appeal.
The court disagreed with the appeal filed on five grounds by Wada against Bello’s victory.
PDP accepts defeat
Meanwhile the People’s Democratic Party PDP seems yo have taken the judgment in good spirits as a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, said while it accepts in good faith the ruling of the Apex Court, it leaves the final judgement in the hands of God.
“We thank God for the grace and the courage to go this far. We believe that He has the ultimate say”, the party said
The party also paid tribute to its flag bearer, Engr. Musa Wada and his running mate, Hon. Sam Aro.