The Sokoto State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has affirmed the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.
Naija News reports that the Sokoto State Election Petition Tribunal delivered the final judgment on the Sokoto governorship election on Wednesday, October 2.
This online news platform understands that the Tribunal struck out the petition brought before it by Ahmed Aliyu and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, challenging the declaration of Governor Tambuwal as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The tribunal led by Abbas Bawale, which initially struck out the preliminary objections filed by the PDP and Tambuwal urging it to dismiss the petition for lacking in merit, on the whole, held that the application by the respondent lacks merit and constituted a waste of judicial time.
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