The Sokoto State’s National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal Panel 2 will hold its inaugural sitting today, Monday, a notice has said.
The tribunal secretary, Sunday Martins, issued the notice and said the inaugural sitting is scheduled for Court 6, High Court complex, Sokoto.
Expected at the inaugural sitting are the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice; the Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner; Director of Department of State Services, the Commissioner of Police; as well as the state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.
At the last count, the tribunal received 17 petitions in respect of the March 18, 2023 governorship and House of Assembly elections, including one governorship and 16 House of Assembly petitions, from different aggrieved contestants in the APC and the PDP.
While APC filed petitions for 10 House of Assembly seats in Shagari, Sokoto North, Tureta, Bodinga North, Tambuwal East, Gada, Silame, Goronyo, Isa, and Tambuwal West constituencies, the PDP filed one petition for the governorship and six for the Assembly seats in Sokoto South II, Sabon Birni North, Sabon Birni South, Binji, Kebbe, and Kware constituencies.