The Supreme Court will Friday lay to rest the disputes over the outcomes of the March 2023 governorship elections in five states.
The governors whose fates are pending determination by the Supreme Court include Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Sheriff Oborevwori (Delta), Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Nasir Idris (Kebbi), and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).
The apex court’s schedule showed that judgments on two appeals relating to the governorship poll in Ogun State will be delivered.
One of the appeals, marked SC/CV/1221/2023, is by Oladipupo Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and another marked SC/CV/1223/2023 filed by Governor Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adebutu and the PDP are seeking Abiodun’s sack as governor.
The apex court, according to the schedule, will deliver judgments on three appeals against the election of Oborevwori of the PDP by the candidate of the APC, Ovie Omo-Agege; candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Kenneth Gbagi and Labour Party’s Kennedy Pela.
For Gombe, the court is to rule on the appeal by Jibrin Barde and his party, the PDP. They both want the election of Governor Yahaya of the APC to be voided.
A five-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, heard the appeal marked: SC/CV/1226/2023 yesterday.
The court will also deliver judgments on four appeals filed by the candidate of the PDP, Emmanuel David Ombugadu, against Governor Sule of Nasarawa State.
For Kebbi, the court is to give its verdict on three appeals by the candidate of the PDP, Aminu Bande; Governor Idris of the APC and Deputy Governor Abubakar Argungu.
The court, yesterday heard the appeal by the candidate of the PDP in Kaduna State, Mohammed Isa, seeking to void the election of Governor Uba Sani of the APC. It reserved judgment till a date to be communicated to parties.