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UPDATE: Supreme court affirms Tambuwal’s election as Sokoto governor

Supreme Court has affirmed Aminu Tambuwal as duly elected Governor of Sokoyo state dismissed the petition of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate, Ahmed Sokoto.

The apex court’s seven-man panel of justices headed by Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that the appellant failed to adduce any credible evidence to prove his petition against the outcome of the governorship election.

The court noted that whereas the appellant produced 12 witnesses before the tribunal, 11 made their statements in Hausa language while the English version was tendered in evidence.

It held that the appellant failed to tender the original version of the statements he tendered in evidence and also failed to produce the translator to confirm the authenticity or otherwise of the 11 statements.

Besides, the apex court held that the appellant was unable to prove that the election was invalid by virtue of non compliance with the Electoral Act.

It held that he failed to discharge the onus placed on him by the law, and accordingly dismissed the appeal marked SC/1466/19.

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