Abuja - The Supreme Court has dismissed Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal to stop a
court’s action challenging the suitability of his nomination for the 2015
election by his All Progressive Congress (APC).
The apex court ruled the nomination of Tambuwal by his party
should be challenged by another governorship aspirant, Umaru Dahiru, on the
ground that the latter had a justifiable cause.
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A five man-panel of the Supreme Court, led Musa Mohammed,
held that Tambuwal’s position that the
primary election that produced him could not be challenged by another
governorship aspirant was an affront to democracy.
Dahiru had challenged the conduct of the primary election
that produced Tambuwal as candidate of APC on the ground that it was fraught
It is alleged the original list of the delegate for the
primary election was swapped in favour of Tambuwal.
- CAJ News