Supreme Court’s verdict: Deputy Gov calls on Binani, others to support Finitri in developing Adamawa State


Supreme Court’s verdict: Deputy Gov calls on Binani, others to support Finitri in developing Adamawa State

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Following the dismissal of Senator Ashatu Binani appeal against the affirmation of Ahamdu Finitri as the duelly elected governor of Adamawa state by the court of Appeal in Abuja by the Supreme Court, Governor Ahamdu Umaru Finitri has extended the hands of fellowship to Binani, all those who contested against him and other well meaning citizens of the state.

The deputy governor in a reaction, thank the people of the state for their prayers and steadfast and believe in his administration assuring them that “now that all litigation is over, governance will be more seen as we will be focused on providing quality dividends of democracy ”

Prof. Kaletapwa Faruta George, flanked by the Speaker, Adamawa state House of Assembly and other top government functionaries thanked the judiciary for still being the last hope of the common man.
She called on the people of the state to join hands with her principal in his determination to make Adamawa state peaceful and productive through the people’s oriented program of the administration.
” We are one big family, the state belong to all of us, let’s bury our party, religion and tribal differences to work for the development of our dear state”.
Aishatu Binani of the All Progressive Congress’ petition regarding the governorship elections in Adamawa in 2023 to the highest court of the land, seeking the court to affirm the declaration by suspended Adamawa state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa Ari as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.
The appellant’s Issue 8 for determination was the announcement of the REC instead of the Returning Officer.
The supreme Court five man panel headed by Justice John Okoro agrees with judgement of the lower Courts , describing the act of the REC Hudu Ari as ultra vires and act completely illegal and unsustainable.
The apex court noted that the issue “is who won the election by highest number of lawful votes and there is nothing before the Honourable Court to show that the 2nd Respondent did not win the highest number of Lawful votes cast.
The Judgement of the Court below is therefore upheld and therefore the Appeal is dismissed.