Supreme Court Postpones Judgment On Kebbi Governor’s Election Victory

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on the appeal filed by General Aminu Bande (rtd) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the election victory of Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bande lost his case at the Court of Appeal when it held that “disqualification of a candidate on grounds of false information is a pre-election matter that ought to have been ventilated at the Federal High Court, not the Tribunal.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Idris as the winner of the guber poll held on March 18, 2023.

But Bande’s lawyer, Damian Dodo, moved to the Kebbi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and afterwards, the Court of Appeal, alleging that the governor’s victory was marred by malpractices and non-compliance with the Electoral Act including the governor’s alleged forgery of his senior secondary school certificate.