Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Tribunal erred in annulling my election —Governor Ishaku

By News Express on 08/11/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,023


The Governor of Taraba State, Mr Darius Ishaku, has expressed disappointment over the ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal that removed him from office.

“I am very disappointed that the judge left the main issue and dealt with a matter that is completely beyond his issue; the issue of primaries as held by the party (PDP),” he said while reacting to the judgment in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

The Governor further noted that he will “appeal” as “a law abiding citizen”, insisting that “it is the mandate that you have given me freely that I am executing and I will appeal the Tribunal judgment because I know that this judgment will be reversed.

He also urged the people of the state “to remain calm and wait for the response of the appeal” adding that the ruling “is completely unacceptable”.

The Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja had nullified the election of Mr Ishaku as governor of Taraba State on Saturday, November 7.

The Tribunal Chairman, Justice Musa Danladi, had on October 7 reserved judgment indefinitely after hearing the final submissions of the counsels.

Justice Danladi ruled that Governor Ishaku was not properly nominated as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for the Governorship election.

The Chairman of the Tribunal relied on the reports of the Independent National Electoral Commission, which said that the PDP didn’t conduct any primary election for the Taraba State Governorship Election.

Justice Danladi, accordingly returned Hajiya Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected Governor of Taraba State, having secured the second highest votes during the election.

Mr Ishaku, however, has a 21-day window to appeal the judgment of the tribunal. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Governor Ishaku.

Source News Express

Posted 08/11/2015 06:10:01 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Today’s weather: NiMet forecasts hazy conditions, thunderstorms

JONATHAN, NEW PDP PEACE MEETING PUT OFF •New...

Buhari likely to send Alamieyeseigha back to UK...

Sunny and hazy weather to persist in the...

Buhari lectures African leaders on how to curb...

Army uncovers plot to sabotage war against Boko...

Economic recession to be short-lived, says Osinbajo

Fund shortlists 30 innovations for 2017 Changemaker Challenge...

FG loses bid for secret trial of Dasuki...

Mother of 4 wins mountain climbing competition in...

Research and development, key to economic development —Bogoro...

Nigeria sinking in butchery under Buhari’s Presidency —Intersociety...

 

Latest News Buhari blows hot upon return from London, vows to jail more looters Rivers bye-election suspended due to widespread violence Soldiers, suspected herdsmen exchange gunfire in Benue Osun 2018: 13 APC elders caucus, senatorial aspirant defect to ADP 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram custody, handed over to UNICEF Without restructuring, Nigeria may never survive, says Ohanaeze 2019 Election Budget: N’Assembly joint committee reconvenes August 27 Nigerian student's paper glove makes world museum Osinbajo signs three bills into law I have no plan to dump APC — Madumere •Dismisses purported defection to ADC Landslide threatens Anambra community Don’t play politics in Saudi Arabia, NAHCON cautions pilgrims •Says no pilgrim left in Nigeria

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (378,524 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,135 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (296,867 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,260 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,198 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,396 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,922 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,125 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,868 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,666 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,979 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,265 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,461) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (638) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,278) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (38,129) Opinion (1,060) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,092) Religion (824) Sports (1,650) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement