Reports reaching OSG says, the Taraba State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate winner of the April 11 gubernatorial election in the state.
The tribunal sacked Darius Ishaku, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, and ordered that the APC candidate, Jummai Alhassan, recently appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari, be sworn into office.
According to her Wikipedia page, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan is a Nigerian politician who is a former Senator representing Taraba North constituency of Taraba State, Nigeria which she won under the platform of the PDP. She later decamped to the main opposition party and became the Gubernatorial Candidate of Taraba State for the 2015 general elections. She was defeated in the election re-run held on 25th of April 2015.
As it is, Mrs. Alhassan will become Nigeria’s first female elected governor.