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Nigeria’s First Female Elected Governor Aisha Alhassan Sacked, Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal

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Nigeria’s First Female Elected Governor Aisha Alhassan Sacked, Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal

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Feb 11, 2016 – Nigeria’s First Female Elected Governor Aisha Alhassan Sacked, Supreme Court Dismisses Mama Taraba’s Appeal

The ONLY hope of Nigeria having the first female elected governor was finally dashed by the Supreme Court on Thursday morning with the validation of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Taraba State.

The court had in a unanimous ruling dismissed an appeal by the female candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Alhassan, saying it lacked merit.

The Taraba State Election Petition Tribunal had earlier nullified the election of Ishaku while ordering that Alhassan be sworn in as the State Governor.

The tribunal had based its decision on the fact that the primary election of Peoples Democratic Party which produced Ishaku was not properly held.

The tribunal ruled that Ishaku, was not nominated by his party, and therefore not qualified for the said election.

But the Court of Appeal dismissed the tribunal’s judgment, as it argued that only a member of a party can complain about its primaries.

The Supreme Court which had in its ruling on the appeals on governorship election in Benue and some other places also maintained the same stance in its judgment delivered on Thursday.

Kanu Agabi, SAN, counsel to the Taraba State Governor had cited the judgments of the Supreme Court in Benue and Zamfara appeals which were founded on an alleged lack of conduct of primaries, by the respondents and in which the apex court had dismissed the suits.

He reminded the court that the appeals were dismissed because of the court’s stand that only a member of a party has the right to complain about its affairs, including the conduct of the primary.

Kanu argued that the APC candidate has also not complained that Ishaku was not a member of PDP while the party has also not denied sponsoring him.

“I am firmly of the view that there is no merit in this appeal. It is hereby refused,” said Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivor, who read the lead judgement of a seven-member panel.

“The judgement of the court of Appeal is affirmed and the return of the first respondent as the governor of Taraba is affirmed.”

He said the court will give reasons for its judgment on 22 February.

[NAN]

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Metu Nyetu

    February 11, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    PDP sweeps like a tidal wave. I wonder how they managed to pull all these in their favour. It appears they know politricks more than their arch-rival after all.

  2. Amazon

    February 11, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    PDP is really making it politically in all the states. Kudos to them

  3. mulikat

    February 11, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Cos she is a woman,men dont want woman to be their oga or rule,in 2016.Germany,Danmark is woman ruleing.

  4. D Hunter

    February 11, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Wat a huge waste of tym 4 d APC Candidate? Y nt file 4 an appeal 2 World court after dat 2 court of d Universe (if any) den finally court of Heaven?

    C woman wey wan b Gov of a state in 9ja ehn? U no fia. C her face. U get luck say na Taraba wey u de dey do dat yeye nah. Go try am 4 Zamfara State nah, make u c hw gbege go baptize u dia.
    In case u wan knw who mk dis comment dial dis no.
    09050003000. #AmWalkingAway#

    • Ella O.

      February 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM

      4 ur mind woman no fit rule ba. and 4 all the men wey don d rule since wetin u don gain.

  5. Jojo

    February 12, 2016 at 3:39 AM

    Nigeria please allow a woman to rule if she is got what it takes , no one knows if the change we are looking for would come from that direction.

  6. JAMOON (GBS)

    February 12, 2016 at 3:55 AM

    @Jojo what change are u still looking for ? Hahahahahaha people don see gbege.

  7. sola olaniyi

    February 12, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Wish to see a woman rule this country one day.

  8. D Hunter

    February 12, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Seriously, wt d Supreme Court dismissing d appeal of Sen. Aisha Jumai Alhassan of d APC, & 4ma self acclaimed mama Taraba n upholding d vivid victory of Arch. Darius Dickson Ishiaku of d PDP, in d April Election rily calls 4 a wide range celebrations.

    I kinda feel lk d state just dodged some dangerous Missiles wt dis woman out of d way. 2 God b d glory.

    #IWannaTakeAStroll#

  9. Richard

    February 12, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    she s stupid to call herself mama taraba let her go and marry prostitute we don’t want a Muslim to rule us hw come she only win four local government out of sixteen she is claiming winner loser like her

  10. EGBERRI MAMA 1

    February 13, 2016 at 3:18 AM

    I WISH TO REALLY SEE A WOMAN RULE A STATE IN 9JA .IF SHE WON 4 OUT OF 16 L.G.A, THEN WHY WAS SHE EVER DECLARED A WINNER ? APC AND POLITRICKS ! . DICKSON OF BAYELSA WON 7 OUT OF 8 L.G.A . AISHA ALHASSAN , EVEN D 4LGA ,U 2 TRY .D IDEA OF WOMEN SHUDN,T COME TO RULE SHUD BE OUT BCOS VERY SOON WOMEN SHALL TAKE OVER 19 STATES .MEN HV SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF D GLORY OF GOD .

  11. Maryf

    February 13, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    What a man can do, women do it better

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