Report gathered that the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has removed Taraba governor, Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and has declared Alhaja Aisha Alhassan of All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of April 11, 2015 governorship election.
Alhassan who appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari and confirmed by the senate contested her loss at the governorship election after early reports had indicated that she was in the lead and poised to win the election.
Prior the judgment, the courtroom was filled with lawyers and supporters of the two parties as well as journalists. Also present in court was Taraba State Deputy Governor, Mr Haruna Manu and Alhassan, a minister-designate.
The tribunal Chairman, Justice Musa Abubakar, had on October 7 reserved judgment indefinitely after hearing the final submissions of the counsels.
In his final address, the lead counsel to the petitioners, Mr Mahmoud Magaji (SAN), asked the tribunal to return Mrs Alhassan as the duly elected governor of Taraba State.
The Counsel to the governor, Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN) prayed the court to dismiss the petition, describing it as lacking in merit.
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