Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, lauded the recent Court of Appeal ruling that upheld his election victory, emphasizing the judiciary’s impartiality. In a statement released following the court’s decision, Governor Aliyu expressed gratitude to the Almighty and called for unity among political factions to enhance the state’s progress.
Aliyu, through his media aide Abubakar Bawa, assured the public of his administration’s steadfast commitment to delivering democratic dividends. He highlighted ongoing efforts to create an enabling environment for development and affirmed the determination to eliminate criminal elements through sustained military operations.
The governor urged citizens to rally around the government’s transformation agenda, seeking unwavering support and cooperation. Aliyu acknowledged the support and prayers received thus far, attributing the state’s successes to the collective effort of the people. He called for continued prayers, suggestions, and constructive criticisms to further enhance Sokoto State’s well-being.
The legal battle stemmed from a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Sai’du Umar, challenging Aliyu’s victory in the gubernatorial election. The Court of Appeal’s affirmation adds another layer to the ongoing political dynamics in Sokoto State.