Supreme Court verdict: Sokoto Governor attributes victory to God, indigenes 

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 


The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, says his success at the Supreme Court on Monday is as a result of divine intervention and intense prayers by the people of the state for Allah to protect their mandate.

Governor Tambuwal made the attribution at a special prayer session organised in Sokoto to celebrate his victory on the judgment.

According to the Governor, the verdict was the will of God who gives power to whom he wishes.

“There is no doubt that Allah, in his infinite mercy and wisdom decided the outcome of the case instituted against us at the Supreme Court. As a result, what transpired today was a manifestation of what was known to Him long before now” 

“Equally, the people of Sokoto, who voted us into office and who have been consistent in defending their mandate through constructive engagement, did not waver in their belief and trust in Allah.

“They prayed at home, mosques and their places of work. Women and children too were not left out,” the Governor said.

We are grateful to Allah for his decision in our favour, to the people for their resilience, goodwill and firm believe in our administration,” Tambuwal reiterated.

“For this reason, we shall not rest on our oars until we deliver to them democratic deliverables that would make them appreciate our administration more,” The Governor pledged.

The Governor had returned to Sokoto amidst a tumultuous welcome by a large crowd of people of the state after the apex court judgement affirmed his election for a second tenure.