Sokoto Election : Tambuwal wins in court as appeal court makes final decision
The Appeal Court sitting in Sokoto state on Friday upheld the election of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as duly elected. The four-man panel in a unanimous decision upheld Tambuwal’s election after dismissing the appeal filed by the Appellant and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu for lacking in merit.
Justice Hussein Muktar who presided over the sitting in his judgement on Friday affirmed the decision of the lower court that the appellant had failed to prove the allegations of over-voting, the Nation reports. The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto on Tuesday reserved judgement in the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate in the state Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu. Aliyu had challenged the Governorship Election Tribunal judgement that affirmed the election of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 governorship election in the state. The election was declared inconclusive following cancellation of 75, 403 votes which were higher than the 3, 413 votes margin between the leading candidates. A re-run was held on March 23, which led to the victory of Tambuwal who won with a slim margin of 342 votes.