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Sokoto, Supreme Court Reserves Judgement

Sokoto, Supreme Court Reserves Judgement

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Sai’du Umar, challenging the election of Ahmad Aliyu as governor of Sokoto State.

 A five-member panel of justices, headed by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun adjourned till a date to be made known to parties after hearing the appeal.

Last year, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Aliyu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 18 governorship election.

Aliyu polled a total of 453,661 votes to defeat his closest rival and PDP candidate, who polled 404,632 votes.

three-member panel of the appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Saidu Umar, challenging Aliyu’s victory in the poll.

The panel unanimously held that it found no reason to disturb the verdict of the tribunal that upheld the governor’s victory.

Galaxy Tv reports that at the hearing of the matter at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the apex court reserved judgement in the matter.

It will also determine an appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Sani Yahaya seeking the sack of Taraba State Governor, Kefas Agbu of the PDP

The Sokoto governorship case lapses on the 25th of January while that of Taraba, will elapse on the 26th of January.


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