Apex Court Upholds Gov Bassey Otu’s Election In C’River, Dismisses PDP Sandy Onor’s Appeal

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Justice Helen Ogunwimiju who read the judgement on Friday said the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a waste of time and resources.

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Bassey Otu as the governor of Cross River State.

Justice Helen Ogunwimiju who read the judgement on Friday said the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a waste of time and resources.

SaharaReporters had in November 2023 reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos State dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeal for lacking in merit.

The Appeal Court agreed with the submission made in the brief of argument filed and argued by Mike Ozekhome, SAN, the lead Counsel for Bassey Otu and Peter Odey and resolved all the 20 issues formulated for determination in the Appellants’ brief by their Counsel, Dr. J.Y. Musa, SAN, in favour of the Respondents and against the Appellants, the PDP and Senator Sandy Ojang Onor.

The court had also slammed N1million naira cost against each of the Appellants in favour of each of the four Respondents, Bassey Otu, Peter Odey, INEC and the APC.