By Tom Garba,Yola – The federal court of Appeal sitting in Yola has upheld the election of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo as the duly elected Governor of Gombe state in the last general elections in May 2015.
Delivering judgement in Yola Thursday, Justice Helen M.Ogunwumiju seated with three other justices ruled that the APC Governorship candidate and his party were unable to proof beyond reasonable doubt that the elections was marred with irregularities in the state.
Recall that, APC Governorship candidate, Mr. Umar Yahaya and his party in Gombe state felt unsatisfied with the result of the Governorship polls that produced Governor Dankwambo as the winner of the May 2015 General elections.
Reacting on the judgement, Counsel to the Governor, Barr. Zubairu Umar described the judgement “as justice given to the deserving people at the right time.”
Umar said the success recorded is a development to our democracy and in the event APC head for supreme court their legal team is equal to the task and waiting saying the team led by Ibrahim Usman (SAN).
However,counsel to the APC Governorship candidate,Barrister Aliyu Usman Barde declined to speak to the press on the matter.