Supreme Court Fixes May 24 For Judgement In Zamfara, Ekiti Appeals

The Supreme Court has fixed May 24, to deliver judgement in a pre-election case on Zamfara and the governorship election in Ekiti State.

Supreme Court Fixes May 24 For Judgement In Zamfara, Ekiti Appeals

The date was fixed after arguments were taken from all the counsel in the two separate cases.

In the Zamfara case, filed by Sanusi Dan- Alhaji, counsel for the appellant, Lateef Fagbemi asked the court to allow the appeal and restore the judgment of the Zamfara High Court, which held that the All Progressives Congress, APC, conducted valid primaries.

However, counsel for Senator Kabiru Marafa and other respondents, Mike Ozekhome on his part asked the court to dismiss the suit and affirm the judgement of the Appeal Court, which held that the APC in Zamfara did not conduct any primaries.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on its part also asked the court to dismiss the appeal and held that the APC did not conduct any valid primaries.

In the case of the Ekiti governorship election petition, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in its appeal asked the supreme court to reverse the judgement by the Ekiti state governorship election tribunal that affirmed Kayode Fayemi’s election.

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