– The Sokoto state election tribunal on Wednesday, October 2, upheld the victory of Aminu Tambuwal as the governor of the state
– According to the court, the petition by the APC and its governorship candidate lacks any merit and cannot prove its claim
– The court also ruled that the witnesses called by the petitioners do not offer anything substantial that could be used to institute any case
The Sokoto state election tribunal has affirmed the victory of Aminu Tambuwal as governor of the state.
The tribunal on Wednesday, October 2, threw away the petition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Ahmed Aliyu, as it lacks merit and for its inability to establish non-compliance, Channels TV reports.
The court also put paid to the allegations of non-compliance with the electoral act in the conduct of the election against the petitioners for how it failed to prove its claim.
It ruled that the evidence presented before it by the witnesses called by the petitioners is mere rumour and cannot be taken seriously to prove an allegation.
It should be noted that the court sat at the Wuse Zone 2 magistrate court after it relocated from Sokoto on security basis.
The court, however, dismissed the objections on how the petition was filled, saying the reverse was the case as it was filled following due process.
Justice Abbas Bawale, leading the tribunal, said that the petitioners, Aliyu and his party, duly paid the fees for filing.