Taraba governorship verdict, victory for all women, says Tinubu

Senator Aisha Alhassan

Aisha Alhassan also known as Mama Taraba

Senator Aisha Alhassan declared winner of Taraba state governorship election
Senator Aisha Alhassan declared winner of Taraba state governorship election

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the judgement by the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal as a “victory for all women”.

Tinubu who reacted to the news on Twitter congratulated the people of Taraba for having Nigeria’s first female-governor elect.

“Congratulations to the people of Taraba State for having the courage to have Nigeria’s first female governor-elect. A victory for all women!

“Saturday’s victory at the Taraba Governorship Tribunal is another evidence that our judiciary has come of age. Justice will always prevail,” he said.

“I urge Taraba APC and all our supporters to stay true until the end. The battle is not over until Aisha Alhassan is rightfully sworn in,” he added.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

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It would be recalled that on 7 November the election tribunal removed governor of Taraba, Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Senator Aisha Alhassan of APC winner of the April governorship polls.

Ishaku has since appealed the verdict.