Residents trooped out to almost all streets in Sokoto metropolis
celebrating the affirmation of Aminu Tambuwal, as the duly elected
governor of Sokoto state by the Supreme Court on Monday.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) observed that the crowd, mostly youth
trooped to the streets chanting songs in favour of Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) and Tambuwal.
Some of the crowded streets include Fodio road, Runjin Sambo, Usmanu
Danfodiyo University road, Old market, Gobirawa, Rijiya among others.
NAN recalls that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship
candidate, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, had, on Dec. 4, 2019, appealed the
judgment of both the election petition tribunal and the Appeal Court at
the Supreme Court for upholding Tambuwal’s election.
The Supreme Court on Monday in Abuja, however, upheld the election of
Tambuwal as a duly elected governor of the state and dismissed the
appeal by APC and Aliyu for lacking in merit.
One of the youth Aliyu Usman who spoke with NAN, thanked Almighty Allah
for the governor’s success at the Apex Court.
Usman said that the jubilation was to show gratitude to God over the
victory of Tambuwal, insisting that the apex court’s decision was “an
affirmation of the real mandate of the people.”