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Supreme Court May Deliver Judgment In Kano, Lagos Cases Friday

The Supreme Court had scheduled hearing in 21 appeals in relation to disputes over the last governorship election for this week.

The cases relating to Ebonyi, Plateau, Delta, Adamawa Abia, Ogun, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states are to be heard between Monday and Thursday.

The Nation learnt that the court may render judgments in the already heard post-election governorship appeals on Kano, Lagos and others on Friday.

According to the court’s schedule, sighted late on Sunday, January 7, the apex court plans hearing for Monday in one appeal by the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), two by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Chukwuma Odii Ifeanyi; and two appeals the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in Benue state.

On Tuesday, the apex court plans to hear six appeals – three in respect of Plateau State, filed by the PDP, its candidate, Nentawe Goshwe and INEC; and three in respect of Delta State, filed by Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Omo-Agege Ovie Augustine of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peta Kennedy of the Labour Party (LP)

On Wednesday, the court plans to hear four appeals, two in relation to Adamawa State, filed by the candidate of the SDP and a counter appeal by Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP (the incumbent).

On Thursday, the court plans to hear six appeals – two in relation to Ogun State filed by Oladipo Adebutu of the PDO and a counter appeal by Abiodun Adedapo of the APC (the incumbent governor); on in relation to Cross River, filed by Prof. Sandy Onor of the PDP; and two in respect of Akwa Ibom State, filed by Akpan Udofia of the Yound Peoples Party (YPP) and John Akpan Udoedehe of the NNPC.

It was learnt that the court plans to deliver judgments on Friday, in the post-election governorship appeals already heard, including those relating to Lagos, Kano and other states.

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