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BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Aliyu as Sokoto gov, dismisses PDP’s appeal



The Supreme Court has affirmed the election of Ahmad Aliyu as the duly elected governor of Sokoto State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The apex court’s lead judgement, on Thursday, delivered by Justice Tijjani Abubakar, outrightly dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate in the March 18, 2023, governorship election, Saidu Umar.

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The court ruled that it did not find any reason to set aside the concurrent judgements of the Court of Appeal and the Sokoto State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, which had dismissed the appeal that sought to overturn Aliyu’s victory.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had announced that Aliyu garnered a total of 453,661 votes to defeat his closest rival, Umar of the PDP who polled 404,632 votes.

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