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The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri as Governor of Adamawa State. Justice John Okoro, who prepared and read the lead judgment on Wednesday, dismissed the appeal by the governorship candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Aisha Dahiru. While dismissing her appeal for lacking merit, the five-member panel led by Justice John Okoro held that the act of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Ari, was an act of irresponsibility and criminality. Justice Okoro further held that it is the returning officer who must announce results, as this is to avoid chaos and anarchy. Appellant’s Issue 8 for determination is the announcement of the REC instead of the Returning Officer. The Supreme Court agrees with the judgment of the Court below. Declaring the act of the REC Hudu Ari as ultra vires and completely illegal and unsustainable. The issue is who won the election by the highest number of lawful votes and there is nothing before the Hon. 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.

#Congratulations Governor Ahmadu Umaru Umaru Fintiri and the Fresh Air family.

Victory for democracy

Victory for ADAMAWA STATE!!!

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