Must read: Why Supreme Court dismissed Aisha Alhassan’s appeal

TVC E, POLITICS - The Supreme Court says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in Taraba, Aisha Alhassan, had no  legal standing to challenge the nomination of Gov. Darius Ishiaku by his party. The apex court made the declaration while giving reasons for dismissing the appeal of APC and Alhassan in its judgment on Feb.11. Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who read details of the judgment, said 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 Ishiaku'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...

Gov. Ishaku commends Buhari over respect for rule of law

[caption id="attachment_10778" align="alignleft" width="300"] President Muhammadu Buhari[/caption] TVC E, POLITICS - Taraba state governor has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for not using his office to swing  the recent supreme Court Judgements which upheld the victories of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party candidates, in Taraba and Rivers States. The State Commissioner for Information, Anthony Danburam, speaking to TVC News in Jalingo, said it was comforting that the rule of law has come to stay in Nigerian politics. He said before the supreme court verdict, there were rumours in Taraba, that the President would use his office to influence the judgements....

Supreme Court upholds Ishaku’s election as Taraba Governor

TVC E, POLITICS - The Supreme Court, has upheld the election of Dairus Ishaku as governor of. Taraba state. The apex court dismissed the petition filed by All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Aisha Jummai Alhassan. The lead Judgment which was delivered by Justice Bode-Rhodes Vivour, held that the appeal lacked merit and substance, and was subsequently dismissed. The apex court, also upheld the verdict of the court of appeal which had earlier dismissed the appeal of the APC on the grounds that the APC and its candidate, cannot question the nomination of governor Dairus of the PDP. The court would give its reasons on February the 22nd....