The Supreme Court has affirmed Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the last governorship election in Sokoto State.
The apex court gave its ruling earlier today after dismissing an appeal filed to challenge Tambuwal’s re-election by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto.
Justice Musa Abba-Ajji who delivered the lead judgment noted that Ahmed Aliyu produced 12 witnesses before the tribunal, 11 made their statements in the Hausa language while the English version was tendered in evidence.
The apex court also stated that that the appellant failed to tender the original version of the statements he tendered in evidence and also failed to produce the translator to confirm the authenticity of the 11 statements.
However, the Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal via his twitter handle. Here is the reaction of his party below:
Breaking News! The Supreme Court has just affirmed the election of Governor @AWTambuwal as the duly elected Governor of Sokoto State. Congratulations Nigerians. #SaveOurJudiciary pic.twitter.com/GpGbbMLKVa
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) January 20, 2020