Supreme Court Upholds NNPP Yusuf’s election victory

The court, in a judgment on Friday, January 12, held that the appeal by Yusuf and his party was meritorious.

Justice John Okoro, who read the lead judgment, set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal and that of the election tribunal that had sacked the NNPP candidate.

Justice Okoro held that the two lower courts were wrong to have deducted 165,616 votes from the score of the NNPC and that he was not qualified to contest the election because he was not a member of the NNPP at the time of the election.

Source: The Nation