The Supreme Court is expected to today hear the appeals challenging the elections of Governors Umar Ganduje, of Kano, Waziri Tambuwal, of Sokoto and Emeka Ihedioha, of Imo States respectively. The appeals will be argued conclusively before the panel of the apex court, while the judgment date would be fixed immediately after the hearings.
The appeals are part of the seven outstanding Governorship appeals before the apex court. Other appeals are against Governors Ahmadu Fintiri, of Adamawa; Bala Mohammed, of Bauchi; Samuel Ortom, of Benue and Simon Lalong, of Plateau States.
Governor Ganduje’s election is being challenged by Abba Kabiru Yusuf, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who is insisting that he was won the election in majority of the local governments in Kano before it was declared in-conclusive and a re-run ordered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
In Sokoto, APC’s Ahmed Aliyu is contesting the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal. Also, Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s election is being challenged by the APC candidate, Hope Uzodimma, the Action Alliance, AA, candidate, Uche Nwosu and the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Ifeanyi Ararume, among others.