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2023 Election: List Of State Governors Tribunal May Sack

2023 Election: List Of State Governors Tribunal May Sack

Governorship elections were held in 28 states of the federation during the 2023 general elections held on March 18.

Following the declaration of results and winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), other contestants and parties aggrieved by the declared results have gone to the tribunal to seek redress.

Naija News understands the various state governorship election tribunals have given their verdicts in 20 out of the 28 states where elections were held.

Out of the 20 where verdicts have been given so far, the electoral victory of 18 governors have been affirmed, while the tribunals have sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State and Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State.

However, the fate of the other eight must be declared before the end of October as according to the 2022 electoral act, tribunals are mandated to hear and give their verdicts within 180 days.

The tribunal would either sack them from office or affirm their victories.

Below is the list of Governors and States awaiting the verdict of the tribunal on their election victories.

1. Governor Alex Otti of Abia State

The Abia State governorship election petition tribunal has fixed Friday, October 6, to deliver its verdict on the fate of the Labour Party governor based on the petition against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief Ikechi Emenike.

2. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State

Umar Alkali of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), is seeking a court order for a fresh election in the state over omitting their names on the ballot papers during the poll.

3. Governor Umar Namadi Danmodi of Jigawa State

4. Governor Dikko Umar Radda of Katsina State

5. Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State

6. Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

7. Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State

8. Governor Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger State

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