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Appeal court affirms the election of Tambuwal as the governor of Sokoto State


By Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto

The court of appeal sitting in Sokoto on Friday upheld the election of Governor Tambuwal as a duly elected governor of Sokoto State.

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In a five man panel presided over by Justice Usaini Murkhtar dismissed the appeal filed by All Progressive Congress and its candidate Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto for lack of merit.

The lower tribunal on 2nd October ,2019 in like manner dismissed the petition against Tambuwal .

Being dissatisfied with the judgement the APC through ts lead counsel Dr Alex Iziyon SAN appealed the judgement on three grounds of non compliance with electoral laws , over voting and irregularities.

But the court ruled that. The appellant failed to proved his case beyond reasonable doubt then dismissed the case.

In another development the court also dismissed the cross appeal filed by the second respondent on the eligibility of the appellant.

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