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DSS Bars Journalists From Covering Judgement Of Sokoto Election Tribunal

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Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) took measures to prevent journalists from covering the ongoing judgment of the Sokoto Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

Acting upon orders from higher authorities, VerseNews reports that the operatives only granted access to journalists from NTA, NAN, and state-owned media outlets, who were allowed into the courtroom at the High Court.

It could be recalled that Governor Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the March 18 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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However, dissatisfied with the result, Sa’idu Umar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) approached the court, seeking the nullification of his opponent’s victory due to alleged non-qualification and electoral fraud.

Heading the three-member panel of judges is Justice Haruna Mshelia.

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