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Tribunal Sacks Taraba State Governor, Declares Aisha Jumai Alhassan as Winner

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The Taraba State Election Petition Tribunal rules that Darius Ishaku was misappropriately picked as Governor of Taraba State, and has declared the governorship candidate and mister-designate of the All Progressives Congress (PDP) in the State, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan (Mama Taraba), as the duly elected governor of the state.

It could be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Darius Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Taraba State governorship contest.

The tribunal also quashed 10 applications of Ishaku, who urged the court to dismiss the petition of Alhassan for lack of merit.

The Tribunal judgment makes her the first female elected governor in Nigeria.