BREAKING: Anxiety as Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Sokoto Governorship Election

BREAKING: Anxiety as Supreme Court Delivers Judgement On Sokoto Governorship Election

  • The Sokoto State governorship election petition will decided by the Supreme Court today, Thursday, January 25
  • The apex court will decide the fate of Governor Ahmad Aliyu and his opponent, the PDP governorship candidate, Saidu Umar
  • The PDP and its candidate, Umar are seeking the sack of Governor Aliyu after they lost at the election tribunal and court of appeal journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court will decide on the authentic winner of the Sokoto State governorship election today, Thursday, January 25.

As reported by The Punch, the state publicity secretary of the PDP, Hassan Sentimental, said the opposition party was optimistic about getting justice at the apex court.

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Supreme Court delivers judgement on Sokoto governorship election
Supreme Court decides on Sokoto governorship election today Photo Credit: @Ahmedaliyuskt
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He said:

“We are optimistic of securing justice in the court on Thursday, this is based on our presentation at the court.
“By the grace of God, we will get justice tomorrow in the court.”

Meanwhile, the state chairman of the ruling APC, Isa Acida, declined to comment on the expectations of his party, stating that it was wrong to comment on a case to be decided on Thursday.

“I cannot say anything on that for now; this is a case before a court of law and will be decided tomorrow; honestly, I cannot say anything on it for now.”

The PDP governorship candidate, Sai’du Umar, had approached the Supreme Court after he lost to Governor Ahmed Aliyui both the Election Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

Umar and the PDP are seeking the sack of Governor Aliyu and have listed nine grounds upon which they want the apex court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal and appeal court affirming the election of the APC candidate.

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Supreme Court reserves judgment on Sokoto election earlier reported that the Supreme Court reserved its judgment on the suit seeking to sack Governor Aliyu of Sokoto state.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun-led panel of the Supreme Court adjourned the judgment following the adoption of the processes by the parties.

Umar and the PDP are challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal and the tribunal that affirmed the victory of Governor Umar and his deputy, Idris Gobir, on the grounds that they presented forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via