Supreme Court upholds election of Nwifuru as Ebonyi Governor

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Francis Nwifuru as the duly elected Governor of Ebonyi State.

Justice Tijjani Abubakar, who gave the judgment, dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Chukwuma Odii.

Justice Abubakar said the appeal was lacking in merit

TMY Newspapers reports that the Court of Appeal in Lagos had earlier affirmed the election of Nwifuru as the elected Governor of Ebonyi State.

In a unanimous decision, the panel comprising of three members, led by Justice Jummai Sankey dismissed the appeal filed by Chukwuma Odii of the PDP.

The panel also resolved all five issues raised against the appellant and dismissed the appeal for lacking merit.

Justice Sankey held that the PDP and its candidates lacked the legal right to meddle in the internal affairs of the APC as it relates to the nomination of candidates.

The Ebonyi Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja had also upheld the election of Nwifuru as governor.

INEC had declared Nwifuru of the APC as the winner of the 18 March governorship election in the state.

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