- It is prayer time for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto ahead of the Supreme Court judgement
- The PDP hopes to remain in power while the APC is praying that the Supreme Court should rule against the victory of Aminu Tambuwal as governor
- The Supreme Court judgement is slated for Monday, January 20
The battle for Sokoto is taking a new turn ahead of the Monday, January 20, judgement scheduled by the Supreme Court over the governorship election held in 2019.
The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are said to have started seeking spiritual intervention ahead of the final ruling.
This Day reports that the leadership of the two political organisations are urging their members and supporters to start praying with hope of being victorious.
The parties also urged their members to remain peaceful as anxiety pervades the state.
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The anxiety, it was learnt, followed the shocking removal of Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state by the Supreme Court.
The apex court had delivered victory to Hope Uzodimma as the new governor of Imo state.
The report said some APC members in Sokoto are of the belief that the judgement would take same shape as what happened in Imo.
But the PDP and its members are said to have continued to pray for Aminu Tambuwal, the state governor.
The PDP expressed sadness over what happened in Imo.
Legit.ng had reported that the APC in Sokoto state appealed the judgement of the Court of Appeal which upheld the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Barrister Bashir Jodi, counsel to the APC in the state, had said the party had really strong reasons to appeal the judgement and that it would seek the face of the Supreme Court.
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Jodi was quoted as saying: “Legally, the battle has just begun and there is no cause for alarm. We have very strong reasons to appeal this judgment to the Supreme Court."
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