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Supreme Court upholds C’River, Abia govs election victories


The Supreme Court has affirmed the election victory of Bassey Otu as the Governor of Cross River State.

The All Progressive Congress candidate’s victory was challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Sandy Onar.

The apex court dismissed the appeal, categorizing it as a “waste of judicial time and resources.” With this ruling, Governor Otu’s election victory has been conclusively upheld by the highest court in the land.

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The Supreme Court also affirmed the election of Alex Otti as the Governor of Abia State.

The court dismissed appeals filed by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Okey Ahiwe, as well as Ikechi Emenike of the APC.

The five-man panel, led by Justice John Okoro, adjourned the matters for judgments after hearing arguments from the involved parties.

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In the March 18 governorship election, Alex Otti of the Labour Party secured 175,466 votes, defeating his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the PDP, who scored 88,529 votes.

These Supreme Court decisions bring a resolution to the legal challenges against the elections of Governors Otu and Otti, reaffirming their victories in Cross River and Abia States, respectively.

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