The Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Taraba State has on Friday upheld the re-election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The tribunal chaired by Justice M.O. Adewara unanimously dismissed the petition by Abubakar Danladi of the All Progressive Party challenging the outcome of the poll.
The tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove their claims that the election was marred by irregularities and substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act.
In the lead judgment, Justice Adewara, who read the lead judgment, held that Danladi was not qualified to contest the 2019 election.
The tribunal held that a Federal High Court in Taraba State had given a judgment on March 6, 2019, in a suit marked FHC/JAL/CS/01/2019, disqualifying Danladi from contesting the election.
Justice Adewara noted that the APC did not participate in the election and was not, therefore not qualified and had no right to present a petition before the tribunal.
The tribunal also added that even when the substance of the petition is considered, it lacks in merit.