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The Sokoto State Election Petition Tribunal, on Wednesday, dismissed the petition, challenging the election of former Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as Senator of the Sokoto South Senatorial districts.

The petition was filed by Senator Ibrahim Danbaba of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Danbaba urged the court to declare the election inconclusive for not complying substantially with the provisions of the electoral Act.


He further prayed the court to order rerun election in twenty eight (28) polling units where he alleged election were not held during the February and April substantive and supplementary election.

The tribunal in a unanimous judgment by the 3-member panel led by Justice Denis Echesi dismissed the petition which it said lacked merit.

According to the court, the petitioner had presented documents and evidences which were not reliable.

The tribunal also awarded the cost of two hundred thousand naira each to the first and second respondents, the PDP and Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Reacting, counsel to the former Governor, Sulieman Usman, hailed the judgement which he said spoke the minds of the entire people of Southern Sokoto.

However, counsel to the petitioner, Mr Chris Ndeoyiro, said they will wait for the copy of the judgement, review it content and take the next line of action.

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