Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State can now heave a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court has affirmed his election.
Delivering judgment on Monday, the five-member panel dismissed the appeals and cross appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate Abba Yusuf.
On November 22, 2019, the Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna had reaffirmed Ganduje as the duly elected governor of Kano State.
The appellate court panel led by Tijjani Abubakar upheld the ruling of the Kano governorship election tribunal which ruled in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Ganduje, its candidate in the March election.
The panel dismissed the petitions filed by the PDP and Yusuf, governorship candidate of the opposition party, on the grounds that the petitions lacked merit.
The Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC, had declared Ganduje winner of the election with a total votes of 1,033,695 while Yusuf, his closest rival, garnered 1,024,713 votes.