The Supreme Court has adjourned the appeal by the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) against the Taraba State Governor, Kefas Agbu.
The NNPP and its governorship candidate, Prof. Yahaya Sani, are contesting the victory of the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s March 18 governorship election in the state.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja had affirmed Agbu as the state governor after it held that the allegations of non-compliance, irregularities and other malpractices were not proven by the appellants in line with the provisions of the law.
The NNPP and Sani, and their counsel, Olusegun Jolaawo, SAN, urged the apex court to allow the case of his clients and grant all the reliefs they are praying for.
Agbu’s lead counsel and the PDP, Kanu Agabi, SAN, told the apex court to dismiss the appeal, saying the appeal of the appellants was grossly incompetent to be considered because of the several flaws in the way the case was presented at the court.
Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who leads the five-member panel, reserved judgment on the matter.