S’Court Reserves Judgment In Sokoto Governorship Appeal

Federal Government loses suit

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved judgment in an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Saidu Umar, against the election of the Sokoto State Governor,  Ahmad Aliyu.

The five-member panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun adjourned the matter for judgment after listening to the argument from the parties involved in the appeal.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, had affirmed Aliyu’s election.

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Umar and the PDP had alleged that Aliyu and his deputy, Idris Gobir, were not eligible to contest the governorship poll.

Federal Government loses suit

They also alleged that the election was not only marred by irregularities but was also not conducted in substantial compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

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The court of appeal,  however,  dismissed their appeal for lacking in merit.

Not satisfied,  Umar and the PDP approached the apex court.

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