There is anxiety in Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi, Benue and Plateau as the Supreme Court will today (Monday), deliver judgment on the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the states.
According to Daily Independent findings, the apprehension in the states is connected to last Tuesday’s judgment of the Supreme Court, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Imo State and declared Hope Uzodinma, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the election.
In Bauchi, some politicians and other stakeholders are having “sleepless nights’ as they await the outcome of Supreme Court verdict today.
Supporters and members of PDP and APC had been voicing their optimism of emerging victorious.
Also, supporters of Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and those of his challenger, Ahmed Aliyu, as well as those of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje have resorted to prayers for divine intervention in judgment of the Supreme Court on their respective governorship contests, our correspondents have gathered.
The apex court had last Tuesday fixed judgment on the Sokoto and Kano governorship appeals for this week.
The supporters’ fears were heightened by the shocking sack of Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as Imo State governor, and declaration of Hope Uzodinma of the APC as the duly elected governor.
In Sokoto, the APC’s Ahmed Aliyu is challenging the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal. Aliyu is alleging over-voting and other irregularities in the election. He polled 511, 661 votes against Tambuwal’s 512,002 votes after conclusion of collation in the re-run.
Our correspondents gathered that supporters of the top politicians are now neck-deep in supplications to the Almighty to turn judgment in their favour as the apex court delivers the verdicts tomorrow. Since last Tuesday’s judgment on the Imo case the supporters have found no sleep.