The Sokoto State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed today, October 2, for the judgement on the petition against the election Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Concise News understands that the judgment would be delivered in Abuja and that no reason was given on why the judgement would be delivered in Abuja, but it was generally believed that it was due to security threats.
One of the lawyers of the petitioners, Barr. Bashir Jodi confirmed to Daily Trust that the judgement would be delivered today.
Reacting, the Publicity Secretary of the ruling PDP, Abdullahi Hausawa, expressed optimism that the judgement would be delivered in their favour.
“We are confident that by God’s Grace, the judgement will be in our favour,” he said.
Hausawa said they were told that the judgement would be delivered in Abuja because of security threats.
The chairman of APC in the state, Isa Sadiq Achida, said the judges have their own reason for taking the judgement to Abuja.
“Our hope is that they will be just and fair in their judgement,” he said.
He called on their supporters and the entire people of Sokoto State to remain law-abiding, before and after the judgement.
“We are ready to accept the outcome of the tribunal in good faith and I hope, members of the PDP will do the same because Sokoto is our home, we should not resort to anything that will put our people and state in danger after the judgement,” he said.
Ahmed Aliyu, governorship candidate of APC, and the party, had on April 11, 2019, dragged INEC, Tambuwal and PDP before the tribunal, sitting in Sokoto, challenging the declaration of Tambuwal as winner of the poll.