JUST IN: Supreme Court Dismisses SDP’s Appeal Against Fintiri’s Re-Election

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the Social Democratic Party, SDP and its candidate in the Adamawa governorship election, Umar Ardo against Governor Fintiri.

This is coming after the counsel for the candidate prayed the court to withdraw the case.


The five-member panel led by John Okoro subsequently dismissed the appeal.

The Court of Appeal in Abuja and the tribunal had dismissed Ardo’s petition challenging the victory of Ahmadu Fintiri.

Delivering ruling, Justice Ugochukwu Ogakwu affirmed a previous decision of the Tribunal led by Justice Theodora Uloho, which had dismissed Ardo’s petition for being incompetent and not properly filed.


The appellate court held that the appellants did not prove the allegations of corrupt practices and non-compliance to the Electoral Act, against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Finitiri is now left with the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Aishatu Dahiru, seeking to be declared the governor of the state.

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