By; NASIRU SULEIMAN, Sokoto
The Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division has upheld the election of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the dully elected of Governor of the state.
Delivering judgment the Lead Judge, Justice Husseini Mukhtar says the appellate Court upheld the judgment of the Tribunal which had earlier dismissed the petition filed against the governor by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto.
The Appellant court noted that both appeal and cross appeal are lacking in merit and hereby dismissed the appeal at no cost. The court also took time in resolving all issues brought before it in favoured of the Respondents.
Three other Judges on the panel however agreed with the lead verdict delivered by Justice Husseini Mukhtar.
The court also dismissed the cross appeal filed the APC and its candidate pertaining to the judgement of the Tribubal.
It will be recalled that Aliyu and the APC had on 16th October, 2019, filed the Appeal before the Court, challenging the Judgement of the Lower Tribunal delivered on 2nd October, 2019, that dismissed Aliyu’s Petition.
The Petition had challenged the declaration of the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Governor Tambuwal, as the winner of the General and Supplementary polls conducted by the Independent National Electoral (INEC), on 9th and 23rd of March , 2019, respectively.