The Supreme Court on Wednesday in Abuja dismissed an appeal brought before it by a Labour Party (LP) governorship aspirant in Plateau State, Ambassador Yohanna Margif, challenging the nomination of the candidate of the party, Dr Patrick Dakum.
The appeal was thrown out by Justice John Inyang Okoro following its dramatic withdrawal by the appellant, Margif, upon discovery that the matter has become statute barred.
Counsel to the appellant, Mr Opeyemi George Ojo, had pleaded in his arguments with the Apex Court to invoke Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act to take over the matter and resolve all disputed issues in the interest of justice…
The persuasion by the appellant was UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED By the 5-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court on the ground that conditions precedents for the Court to invoke section 22 of the Supreme Court Act were not met.
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