Election Tribunal: Sokoto Governor to Know Fate Saturday
By Bliss Okperan
The Sokoto State Election Petition Tribunal will on Saturday, September 30, 2023, deliver a judgement on the petition filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election in the state, Mr Sa’idu Umar.
Mr Umar challenged the victory of the Governor of Sokoto State, Mr Ahmed Aliyu, who contested the poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said Mr Aliyu was not qualified to partake in the poll and also alleged electoral fraud during the March 18 governorship election.
In a press release, the court stated that, “Take notice that [the] Petition No EPT/SK/GOV/01/2023 will be coming up on Saturday, 30/09/2023 at 9:00 am for judgment.”
“Counsel are advised to inform their clients that supporters would not be allowed into the court premises as movement would be highly restricted by the security agencies,” the statement added.
Recall that after the parties adopted their final written addresses some days ago, the tribunal’s chairman, Justice Haruna Mshelia, said the court would communicate the date of the judgement to them.
According to the Secretary of the Election Petitions Tribunal, Sunday Martins, the judgement in the petition marked EPT/SK/GOV/01/2023 will be delivered on Saturday by 9 a.m.