Appeal Court Strikes Out Case Against Taraba Governor


The Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, on Wednesday struck out the appeal of a governorship candidate in Taraba State, Mr. David Kente, against the governor of the state, Mr Darius Ishaku.

Kente had gone to the Appeal Court to challenge the eligibility of the Taraba Governor to contest the 2015 elections, on the grounds that he did not contest the primary election.

Mr. Kente, a PDP aspirant, contested the primary election in December 2014 and lost but later defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), to contest the same governorship election in 2015.

In her ruling, Justice Jummai Sanchi of the Appeal Court, Yola, struck out the case, stating that Mr. Kente has no locus standi.


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