Supreme Court reserves judgment in Ebonyi governorship tussle

THE Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the appeal over Ebonyi state 2023 governorship election.

The lead judge, John Okoro, reserved the verdict following the adoption of the parties’ argument briefs on Monday, January 8. 

The ICIR reported that the Court of Appeal in Lagos on Friday, November 24, upheld Nwifuru’s election.

In a unanimous judgment, the three-member panel of justices led by Jummai Hannatu Sankey dismissed the appeal filed by Chukwuma Ifeanyi Odii of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for lacking merit.

Sankey ruled that the PDP and its candidate had no legal authority to interfere with the All Progressives Congress’s internal matters over candidate nominations.    



    On December 21, 2023, The ICIR reported the Supreme Court reserving judgment in the appeal over the Kano state governorship election.

    A five-member panel of justices, also led by John Okoro, reserved its decision after hearing from the parties involved.

    According to the World Law Dictionary, to reserve judgment means to wait until some time after the end of a trial to pass judgment so that judge(s) can have longer to consider the case.

    A reserved judgment can be rendered in days, weeks, or months after the hearing.

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