Tambuwal wins again at appeal court

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has upheld the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

The four-man panel in a unanimous decision on Friday upheld Tambuwal’s election after dismissing the appeal filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Aliyu, for lacking in merit.


According to Justice Hussein Mukhtar, the judgement of the tribunal was in order and the petitioners failed to establish their claims to non-compliance with the Electoral Act and the issue of over-voting.

The governorship election in Sokoto held on March 9 was declared inconclusive following cancellation of 75, 403 votes which were higher than the 3, 413 votes margin between the leading candidates.

A re-run was conducted on March 23 leading to the victory of Tambuwal who won with a slim margin of 342 votes.

The three-man tribunal in Abuja had on October 2 affirmed Tambuwal’s election, prompting Aliyu to file a notice of appeal on October 16.