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Election petition: Sokoto gov hails tribunal verdict 

Sokoto State Governor, Dr Ahmed Aliyu, has hailed the judgement delivered by the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Sokoto reaffirming his victory in the election held in the state.

The governor, according to a statement made available to newsmen by media aide, Abubakar Bawa, noted that the striking out of all the six grounds presented to the tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party in the state was clear evidence that they had no genuine case.

According to the statement, “the tribunal’s judgement is a clear testimony of the fact that the nation’s judiciary remains unbiased, describing the judgement as a welcome development to people of the state and all lovers of democracy within and outside Nigeria.

He also commended the tribunal for doing the right thing and being fair after hearing from all those involved in the petition challenging the legitimacy of his victory at the 2023 governorship election.

Meanwhile, the governor called on the opposition in the state to join hands with his administration to move the state forward, saying that patriotism should now be the driving factor to bolster the socio-economic development of the state.

He further reminded the opposition that 2027 is not far hence the need for them to ginger up for the next battle as the 2023 election is done and dusted.

Aliyu said:  “Our doors are still open to all well-meaning citizens wishing to collaborate with us in moving our state forward.

“Sokoto State is for all of us, so we have to work together to make it better.”

Aliyu further reassured the people of the state of his administration’s determination to execute people-oriented projects for the overall development of the state.

“We are determined to sustain the developmental projects we have started in our 100 days in office.

“Our nine-point agenda will be vigorously pursued to transform our dear state for the good of all,” he vowed.

The governor, however, thanked the people of the state for their sustained support, goodwill and fervent prayers at all times.