Mama Taraba’s Appeal Had No ‘Redeemable Substance’ – Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Monday gave reasons why it dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in Taraba, Aisha Alhassan, stating it had no ‘redeemable substance.’

In the details of the judgement read by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, the apex court said the appeal made by APC and Alhassan in its judgement on Feb.11 had no locus standi to challenge the nomination of Gov. Darius Ishaku by his party.

According to the apex court, the appeals and cross-appeals had no redeemable substance.

The court held that the governor was duly sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest in the election, adding that evidence brought before it had confirmed Ishaku’s membership of the party.

“The matter is very simple, the apex court has ruled on matters of this nature at different occasions.

“There is no way a candidate of another political party who did not participate in the primaries of another political party could suddenly rise to challenge the conduct of such an exercise.

“It is therefore, clear that the appeals and all the cross-appeals against the election of Gov. Darius Ishiaku of Taraba have no redeemable substance,” the Supreme Court said.