Nigeria: Supreme Court Sacks Kebbi Governor

The Supreme Court of Nigeria Friday morning sacked the Governor of Kebbi state, Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari from office.

The Court ordered INEC to conduct a fresh guber elections, which should be done within 3 months.

Justice Walter Onnoghen in the lead judgement overturned the earlier ruling of the Court of Appeal, which had upheld Dakingari’s election on the ground that the court should not have deferred the reasons for its judgement to outside the 60 days allowed by the amended constitution.

In so doing, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the tribunal which had nullified Dakingari’s election.

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