Breaking: Court Sacks Tambuwal, Reps Member Orders PDP Candidates’ Return


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The Senator representing Sokoto South, Abubakar Tambuwal and the member representing Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency, Aliyu Shehu, of the All Progressives Congress have been sacked by the Court of Appeal in Sokoto state.

The court on Wednesday, October 30, subsequently ordered the return of the PDP candidates Ibrahim Danbaba for senate and Balarabe Kakale for House of Representatives.

The PDP candidates had filed the appeals against the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which had upheld the elections of Senator Tambuwal and House of Representatives member Aliyu Shehu.

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In his ruling, Judge Federich Oho, however,  said Danbaba and Kakale’s appeals succeeded.

Meanwhile, The Herald reported that the Federal High Court, Abuja, affirmed the election of Aminu Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto State.

The court dismissed the suit filed by Sen. Umar Dahiru, challenging the nomination of Tambuwal as the governor candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 2015 general elections.

Justice Gabriel Kolawale dismissed the suit on the grounds that Dahiru failed to prove his claims that the APC primary elections in 2014, were conducted in violation of the party’s guidelines and constitution.

The plaintiff did not pin point in specific terms in what ways and manner the APC did not comply with its guidelines and constitution.

Justice Kolawale had fixed June 23 to deliver judgment in the matter after listening to final arguments from counsel involved in the legal battle over the Sokoto State governorship seat.

In his argument, counsel to Dahiru, Mr Roland Otaru ( SAN), urged the court to nullify and set aside the primary election that produced Tambuwal as candidate for the 2015 governorship election in the state.

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