Supreme Court Upholds Tambuwal’s Election As Sokoto Governor
The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the valid winner of the last governorship election in Sokoto State.
The apex court dismissed an appeal the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Ahmed Sokoto, filed to challenge Tambuwal’s re-election.
A seven-man panel of justices of the court headed by Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that the appellant failed to provide any credible evidence to prove his petition against the outcome of the governorship election.
Justice Musa Abba-Ajji who delivered the lead judgement noted that whereas the appellant produced 12 witnesses before the tribunal, 11 of made their statements in the Hausa language while the English version was tendered in evidence.