Supreme Court replaces Justice Okoro on appeals panel

Justice Amina Augi has replaced Justice Iyang Okoro of the Supreme Court who on Monday took ill on the 7-member governorship election appeals panel.

The announcement was made as the Court resumed sitting at exactly 9am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

The first appeal to be considered by the panel is that of Kano State which was stood down when Justice Okoro took ill on Monday.

Counsel for Abbah Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adeboyega Awomolo SAN, while adopting his brief argued that the result of the March 23, 2019 supplementary governorship election was predicated upon the electoral officer and did not produce any lawful vote. He therefore urged the Court to allow the appeal and nullify the declaration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as winner of the election.

Other appeals before the Court for consideration are those challenging the elections of Governors Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State snd Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State. Others are Simon Lalong of Plateau State and Samuel Ortom of Benue State