Supreme Court judgement: Atiku reacts to Ortom, Tambuwal, Finitri, Mohammed’s victories

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President has reacted to the Supreme Court judgement, which affirmed elections of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governors.

DAILY POST reports that the apex court affirmed on Tuesday that the incumbent Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) was duly elected in the March 9, 2019 general elections.

The 7-man panel of the apex court said it agreed with the concurrent judgements of the two lower courts.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta said: “I have agreed with the submissions of the respondents that the concurrent judgments of the Tribunal and Court of Appeal should not be disturbed.”

Reacting, Atiku on his Twitter page congratulated Ortom, Tambuwal, Finitri and Mohammed on their victories

The former president also applauded Nigerians for standing by the governors.

Also the apex court affirmed that incumbent Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, was duly elected in the governorship election conducted on March 9, 2019.

The appeal challenging the return of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State was also dismissed.

Reacting to the judgement, which favored the PDP governors, Atiku wrote: “I commend Nigerians on their steadfastness and further congratulate Governors Ortom Samuel,Finitri , Sen. Bala Mohammed, and Aminu Tambuwal, on their victories at the Supreme Court.”


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