Supreme Court Judgment: Residents celebrate Sokoto Governor’s victory

Ismail Umar, Sokoto


Residents trooped out to almost all major streets in Sokoto metropolis celebrating the affirmation of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as the duly elected Governor of Sokoto State by the Supreme Court on Monday.

Voice of Nigeria observed that the crowd, mostly youths trooped to the streets chanting songs in favour of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Tambuwal.

Some of the crowded streets include: Abdullahi Fodio Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Road, Old market Road, Gobirawa Road, Rijiya among others.

VON also recalls that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, had, on December 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 duly elected governor of the state and dismissed the appeal by APC and Aliyu for lacking in merit.

On their reactions, one of the residents Mr Abdulsalam Bello, who spoke with VON, thanked Almighty Allah for the Governor’s success at the Apex Court.

Mr Bello 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.”

He called on opposition to join hand with Governor Tambuwal to move the State forward.

Another resident, Ms Binta Umar, congratulatulated the Governor for the victory, but urged him to do more and ensure the people of the State enjoy dividend of democracy.

Also another resident, Mrs Roseline Benjamin, said she was not surprised with the judgment.

Mrs Benjamin said Governor Tambuwal is a man of peace, because with him as a leader people move around without fear.

She called on him to continue to maintain peace in the State for sustainable development.

Voice of Nigeria however, observed that people across the business area n the State continue with their normal activities as the environment is peaceful across the State.

Also VON, observed that joint security forces have organised a show up force to ensure peaceful atmosphere across the country.

Ime Njoku