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21 Governorship Appeals for Hearing at Supreme Court This Week


The Supreme Court will this week hear 21 appeals arising from the disputes over the March 18, 2023 governorship elections.

In its schedule for the week, the cases on Ebonyi, Plateau, Delta, Adamawa, Abia, Ogun, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states will be heard between today and Thursday.
The apex court may deliver judgments in the post-election governorship appeals on Kano, Lagos and others on Friday.
According to the court’s schedule sighted last night, the court will adjudicate today on an appeal by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Odoh Benard; two appeals by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in Ebonyi State, Chukwuma Odii Ifeanyi; and two by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Benue State, Uba Titus against INEC, APC and others.
Tomorrow, the apex court will hear six appeals – three on Plateau State filed by the PDP, its candidate, Caleb Muftwang and INEC; and three on Delta State, filed by Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Ovie Augustine Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peta Kennedy of the Labour Party (LP).

On Wednesday, the court listed for hearing four appeals, two concerning Adamawa State filed by the candidate of the SDP, and a counter-appeal by Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP (the governor).

The other two appeals were filed by Okechukwu Ahiwe of the PDP and Ikechi Emenike of the APC on the Abia State governorship poll.

On Thursday, the court plans to hear six appeals – two on Ogun State filed by Oladipo Adebutu of the PDP and a counter appeal by Adedapo Abiodun of the APC (the governor); one on Cross River, filed by Prof. Sandy Onor of the PDP; and two in respect of Akwa Ibom State, filed by Akpan Udofia of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) and John Akpan Udoedehe of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP).

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