Supreme Court declares PDP winner in Zamfara

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The Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, nullifies All Progressive Congress (APC) votes in the 2019 election in Zamfara State.

The five-member panel of justices, in the Supreme Court on Friday 24, nullified all votes cast for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State.

In the court’s ruling, given by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the panel stated that, the APC in the state did not carry out primaries according to the party regulations.

Galinji described all votes cast for APC as wasted votes and declared that the political parties with the second highest votes in the polls be made winner.

The Apex Court ruled against the appeal by the APC and ordered a fine on N10 million against the party.

Although, the APC’s gubernatorial candidate was earlier declared winner of the elections, the PDP’s governorship candidate, who emerged second in the polls can now be declared as the governor elect in the state.

The decision of the Court of Appeal affected all candidates of the APC in the elective position of the 2019 general election.

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