Following his first resolution supporting the election of: Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje:, the Supreme Court docket additionally upheld the election of Aminu Tambuwal of the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP) as duly elected governor of Sokoto State within the March 2019 gubernatorial election.
The apex courtroom rejected the attraction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate within the state, Ahmed Sokoto, introduced to contest Tambuwal’s re-election.
A seven-person panel of courtroom judges led by Nigeria’s chief justice, CJN, Decide Tanko Muhammad, stated the appellant has not introduced any credible proof to show his petition towards the end result of the trial. ‘elections of governor.
Decide Musa Abba-Ajji who rendered the principle verdict famous that whereas the appellant produced 12 witnesses earlier than the courtroom, 11 of them made their statements in Hausa language whereas the English model was being introduced at trial.
He held that the appellant did not submit the unique model of the statements he submitted in proof and likewise failed to provide the translator to substantiate the authenticity or in any other case of the 11 statements.
However, the supreme courtroom dominated that the appellant was unable to show that the election was invalid by advantage of non-compliance with the Electoral Legislation.