The Sokoto State Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal has affirmed the election of Ahmed Aliyu as the governor of the state.
The three-man panel of the tribunal led by Justice Haruna Msheila in its ruling dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Saidu Umar, challenging the victory of the governor in the March 18 poll.
According to panel, the petitioners failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.
Recall earlier, the police in Sokoto State banned any form of procession before and after the governorship election tribunal judgment in the state scheduled to be delivered today.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Kaigama, announced the ban in a statement issued in Sokoto on Friday by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Ahmad Rufai.