The move by Governor Aminu Tambuwal to sue the Independent National Election (INEC) for declaring the just concluded governorship elections in Sokoto State inconclusive has been backed by a coalition group.
The backing was mooted by the Nigerian Youth Coalition Against Electoral Violence, Northwest Zone which supported his decision during a press conference held in Sokoto on Wednesday.
Speaking through its State Coordinator, Comrade Dalhatu Marafa Kagara, the group said Tambuwal’s move to contest the election outcome in court is the right move, in the right direction.
“As a lawyer and a long-standing legislator with sterling records of national service, the youth in Sokoto State are solidly behind him in his pursuit of justice, fairness and the fight against corruption, gangsterism, and immorality in the state and nation at large.
“We will like to commend the patriotic gesture of Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, for resisting all attempts by these violence-thirsty elements to instigate violent confrontations in the state at the various levels of the electoral process,” he explained.
The backing comes hours after a group of upwardly mobile women led by three serving commissioners in Sokoto State staged a peaceful protest calling on INEC to release the result of the governorship election staged in the state on March 9.
According to the protesting women led by Prof A’isha Madawaki, Dr Kulu Abubakar and Mrs Kulu Sifawa, “it is unacceptable for INEC to declare the governorship elections in the state inconclusive”.
The protesting women also called on INEC to declare Governor Aminu Tambuwal, as the winner of the governorship polls with Sifawa, who is the Commissioner for Women Affairs, noting that Tambuwal was duly elected by majority of voters in the state.