The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the appeal by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Mrs. Aisha Dahiru, a.k.a. Binani, against the state governor, Mr. Ahmadu Fintiri.
The five-member panel led by John Okoro adjourned the matter for judgment after listening to the arguments of the parties involved in the matter.
The main contention of Binani, through her counsel, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), at the day’s proceedings is that the controversial declaration by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Hudu Ari, was lawful.
Persecondnews recalls that the Court of Appeal in Abuja affirmed PDP’s Fintiri as Governor of Adamawa State after dismissing the appeal of Binani for lacking merit.
In the judgment prepared by Justice Tunde Awotoye and read by Justice Ebiowei Tobi, the Appellate Court also awarded the cost of N500,000 in favor of Fintiri and the PDP against Binani.
The Appellate Court frowned at the premature announcement of the election outcome by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, adding that Binani’s appeal was “plagued by several demons.”