Hey there, middle schoolers! We have some exciting news for you today. The Court of Appeal in Abuja has just confirmed Ahmed Aliyu as the governor of Sokoto State. Let’s dive into the details!
A three-member panel of judges at the Court of Appeal made this decision. They listened to the appeal of Saidu Umar, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was challenging Aliyu’s victory. Unfortunately for Umar, his appeal was dismissed, and Aliyu’s win was upheld.
Before this appeal, there was a Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Jos, Sokoto State. They had already declared Aliyu as the winner in a previous judgment. The tribunal stated that the PDP and Umar couldn’t provide enough evidence to support their case. So, Aliyu’s victory was confirmed once again.
Let’s go back to the beginning. The PDP and Umar were not happy with the results of the March 18 governorship election in Sokoto State. They believed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate, Ahmad Aliyu, didn’t win fairly. That’s why they decided to challenge the results in court.
After losing at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, the PDP and Umar didn’t give up. They took their case to the Court of Appeal, hoping for a different outcome. Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain, as the appeal was also dismissed.
And there you have it, middle schoolers! Governor Aliyu’s victory has been affirmed by the Court of Appeal. It’s been a long journey for the PDP and Umar, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments. Stay tuned!