Supreme Court upholds Fintiri’s election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Aisha Dahiru, known as Binani. 

The five-member panel led by John Okoro said the appeal lacked merit. 

The court also condemned the conduct of the state former Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Ari,  who earlier declared Binani winner of the election, describing it as irresponsible and criminal. 

Okoro noted that the exclusive power to announce election results lies with the Returning Officer and not the REC. 

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Solomon Odeniyi

The PUNCH journalist, Solomon, has five years experience covering crime, judiciary and defence beats.

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