The Sokoto Division of Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the election of the the State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as duly elected in the governorship election held in the state .
In the appeal overseen by four judges, the lead Judge , Justice Husseini Mukhtar , said the appellate court upheld the judgement of the tribunal which had earlier dismissed the petition filed against the governor by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate , Hon Ahmed Aliyu .
Three other judges on the panel , however , agreed with the lead verdict delivered by Justice Husseini Mukhtar .
The court noted that both appeal and cross – appeal are lacking in merit and thereby dismissed them at no cost.
The court also took time in resolving all issues brought before it in favour of the respondents .
Recall that petition had challenged the declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Governor Tambuwal , as the winner of the general and supplementary polls conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission , on 9 th and 23 rd of March , 2019 , respectively
Also recall that Aliyu and the APC had on 16 th October 2019 , filed the appeal before the Court , challenging the judgement of the tribunal that dismissed Aliyu ’s petition .