Supreme Court to Rule on Sokoto Gov. Poll Today


The Supreme Court will on Monday (today) deliver its judgment on the Sokoto State Gubernatorial poll.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had won with a margin of 342 votes after a supplementary election.

However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State and its gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Ahmed Sokoto, challenged the victory up to the Supreme Court.

Sokoto had challenged the judgments of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal and that of the Court  of Appeal that dismissed his petition for lack of merit.

To avert any breakdown of law and order, the Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ibrahim Kaoje, said no fewer than 1,000 policemen would be deployed in the venue of the judgment.

“We are on a 24-hour red alert. We will keep the state safe and secure”,Kaoje said.