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Supreme Court issues final rulings on challenges pertaining to eight states

On Friday, the Supreme Court will end the arguments over the results of the governorship elections that took place in eight states in March 2023.

Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Ebonyi, Plateau, Abia, Cross River, and Bauchi are the states in question.

Parties that felt wronged by the decisions made in the cases that began at the various electoral petitions tribunals in the several states filed appeals with the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. The third and last level of appeal for disputes pertaining to governorship elections is the Supreme Court.

Because the Supreme Court’s rulings will decide whether the governors of Kano and Plateau states—who had been removed from office by lower courts—would continue to hold their positions following their removal, these two states are certain to garner greater media attention than others.

The Supreme Court will conclude its arguments regarding the outcomes of the March 2023 governorship elections in eight states this Friday.

These states include Bauchi, Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Ebonyi, Plateau, Abia, and Cross River.

Parties who felt cheated by the rulings in the cases that started at the different electoral petition tribunals across the states appealed to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court is the third and final level of appeal for cases involving governorship elections.

The governors of Kano and Plateau states, who had been removed from office by lower courts, will be determined by the Supreme Court’s decisions as to whether or not they will remain in office after their removal.

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