The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, in Sokoto State on Wednesday, held that the petition filed by Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the declaration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal as the winner of the governorship election is valid and proper in law.
The tribunal in its ruling on the objections raised against the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Tambuwal urging it to dismiss the petition for lacking in merit.
The tribunal unanimously dismissed the objections and held that the petition was filed correctly.
It held that against the argument of the respondents that the petition disclosed the substantial cause of action and was properly signed by the petitioners.
The Justice Abbas Bawale led tribunal held that the application lacks merit and constituted waste of judicial time.