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Sokoto Election: Appeal court sacks Tambuwal, Shehu

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SOKOTO, Nigeria – The Court of Appeal, sitting in Sokoto State has nullified the election of Senator representing Sokoto South, Abubakar Tambuwal and member representing Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency, Aliyu Shehu.

The Court returned Sen. Ibrahim Danbaba and Balarabe Kakale as Senator and House of Representative member to the National Assembly, respectively.

In a short judgement read by Justice Frederick Oho, the court said that the appeals filed by Danbaba and Kakale both candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during 2019 election have succeeded and details of the judgement will be given later.

Oho set aside the judgements delivered by Sokoto State Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed the appellants petitions in favour of the respondents who are All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates.

The APC candidates that won the elections and occupying the seats at present are Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal for Sokoto South Senatorial District and Aliyu Shehu, representing Bodinga/Dange-Shuni/Tureta Federal Constituency.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Appeal Court had on Tuesday also ordered fresh election in Sokoto North/Sokoto South Federal Constituency of Sokoto state.

The Court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the election within 90 days.

The case was filed by Abubakar Abdullahi, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the election of incumbent House of Representatives member, Alhaji Bala Hassan of APC.

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