The Supreme Court on Monday explained why it dismissed the appeal by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Aisha Alhassan contesting the nomination of the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishiaka by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on February 11.
The apex court said the governorship candidate of the APC in the last governorship election in the state, had no locus standi to challenge the nomination of Ishiaka by his party.
Reading the reason for the judgement, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour said the appeals and cross appeals had no redeemable substance.
It held that the PDP duly sponsored Ishiaka to contest in the election, adding that evidence brought before the court showed that the governor was a member of the party.
“The matter is very simple, the apex court has ruled on matters of this nature at different occasions.
“There is no way a candidate of another political party who did not participate in the primaries of another political party could suddenly rise to challenge the conduct of such an exercise.
“It is therefore, clear that the appeals and the entire cross appeals against the election of Governor Darius Ishiaku of Taraba have no redeemable substance,” the judge said.