The Supreme Court has upheld the elections of Ifeanyi Okowa, Darius Ishaku and Okezie Ikpeazu as duly elected governors of Delta, Taraba and Abia states respectively.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Paul Galinje, the court held that the appellant reliance solely on the smart card readers in proving the alleged over voting was fatal to their case.
He held that the law is clear that the petitioner must tender the voters register, relate the document to the specific area where the documents were affected.
He added that the card reader print out tendered by the appellant at the trial tribunal cannot be converted into the constitution or electoral act which is the yard stick for proving over voting.
He concluded that the appellant failed to lead credible evidence in proof of their case and the two lower court is right to dismiss the appeal and it will suffer the same fate in the supreme court and is hereby dismissed.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Ejembi Ekwo, the apex court held that the appellate candidate was disqualified from participating in the election, and did not participate in the election.
The election petition jointly presented at the tribunal was incompetent.
Justice Ekwo, added that the appellant conceded the fact that their candidate was disqualified and went ahead to suggest that the supreme court allow one a party member step Into the shoes of the disqualified candidate.
He added that the law is clear on the issue of disqualification of a candidate and submitted that the replacement sort by APC did not participate in the election and cannot be accorded such value.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, the court held that the appellant Greate Ogboru failed to prove allegations of over voting
He said that the appeal is a waste of the precious time of the Apex court.
He further added that the decisions of the apex court on the position of card readers are to numerous to begin to mention them or for the appellant to claim they are not in the know.