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Sokoto gov commends judiciary after appeal court victory

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Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has described the Court of Appeal’s judgment upholding his election as a testimony of an unbiased Nigeria’s judiciary.

He stated this in a statement shortly after the appellate court in Abuja, on Monday, upheld the earlier judgment of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, reaffirming his victory at the 2023 polls.

He described the court judgment as clearly demonstrating to the world that Nigeria’s judiciary is unbiased, just and fair.

“We see this victory as a victory from the Almighty Allah and we thank him for that. We equally commend our judiciary for standing for the truth and what is right.

“Let me use this golden opportunity to renew my call to the opposition in Sokoto State to come and join hands with us so that together we can make the state better,” Aliyu urged.

In a statement signed and made available to newsmen by his media aide, Abubakar Bawa, the governor reassured the people of the state of his administration’s unwavering determination to deliver the needed dividends of democracy.

“We will continue to provide an enabling environment that will guarantee the needed development in our dear state.

“We are determined to secure our dear state through sustained military operations until we eliminate bandits and other criminals by the special grace of God.

“We, therefore, need the unflinching support and cooperation of all and sundry in this direction,” he averred.

Aliyu also harped on the need for the people of the state to continue to rally around the present administration in its quest to transform the state.

He also thanked the people of the state for their support and fervent prayers to his administration, which has helped greatly in achieving the myriad of successes so far recorded in the state.

He solicited more fervent prayers, suggestions and constructive criticisms aimed at making Sokoto state better.

Recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto State and its candidate, Sai’du Umar, having lost at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, filed a petition at the appellant court challenging the verdict that upheld the victory of Aliyu at the last election.

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