Court Throws Out Suit Seeking To Remove Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor - Aminu Tambuwal

Gabriel Kolawole‎-led Abuja Federal high court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking to remove Aminu Tambuwal as the governor of Sokoto state.

Umar Dahiru, a member‎ of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had filed the suit challenging the legality of the December 4, 2014 primary election which produced Tambuwal as the standard-bearer of the party.

In his argument, counsel to Dahiru, Roland Otaru ( SAN), urged the Court to remove Tambuwal on the grounds that the constitution of the APC, the APC guidelines on the primary elections and the Electoral Act 2010 were “violently violated” in the conduct of the primary election.

Gabriel Kolawole‎, the judge, dismissed the suit for lacking merit.


Kolawale held that Dahiru failed to prove his claims that the APC primary elections in 2014, were conducted in violation of the party’s guidelines and constitution.

“The plaintiff did not pinpoint in specific terms in what ways and manner the APC did not comply with its guidelines and constitution,” he said.



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