Nigeria’s apex court, the Supreme Court has upheld the election of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Uwani Abba-Aji, the apex court dismissed the appeal on the ground that the appellant failed to prove his allegation of non-compliance with the electoral act and issues of over-voting.
A seven-man panel of justices of the court headed by Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, posited that the appellant failed to bring or provide any credible evidence to prove his petition against the result of the governorship election.
The ruling held that the appellant failed to provide the original version of the statements he tendered in evidence and also failed to produce the translator to confirm the authenticity or otherwise of the 11 statements.
It held that the candidate of the APC failed to discharge the onus placed on him by the law, and accordingly dismissed the appeal marked SC/1466/19.