The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Governor of Sokoto State.

In a unanimously court judgement held on Monday by Justice Uwani Abba-Alli (SAN) that the appellant, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto of the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to prove his petition.

The Justice upheld the concurrent decisions of the election tribunal and Court of Appeal on the grounds that the appellants failed to provide strong reasons to warrant the court disturbing the lower courts’ earlier decisions.

The court dismissed the cross-appeal filed by Tambuwal on the grounds that having dismissed the main appeal (marked: SC/1466/2019), the cross-appeal (marked: SC/1467/2019 has become academic.

Tambuwal was re-elected for a second term after supplementary polls were held.

He polled a total of 512,002 votes after the 25,515 votes he got from the supplementary elections were added to the number of votes from the first exercise held on March 9.

Former Deputy Governor of the state, Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 511,660 after his 22,444 votes from the supplementary election were added to that of the March 9 election.

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