Tuesday, September 27, 2016

After Submission By Various Parties, Court To Decide Tambuwal’s Fate As Sokoto Governor

The Supreme Court will on December 9, 2016 deliver judgment in a legal action challenging the propriety of nomination of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal by the All Progressive Congress, APC, for the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state.

The apex court will among others, determine whether Mr. Tambuwal was nominated in compliance with provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 and the APC 2014 guidelines for the nomination of candidates for elective offices.

Specifically, the court will determine the issue of swapping of delegates list at the primary election of the APC said to have been conducted on December 4, 2014 at Giginya Stadium in Sokoto.

Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour who presided over a session of the court in the matter fixed December 9 date after submissions by various parties in the appeal.

Two appellants, Umaru Dahiru and Aliyu Sanyinna, who were governorship aspirants on the APC Platform in the 2015 general election filed the appeal.