PDP candidates win by default as Supreme Court nullifies APC candidates’ elections in Zamfara

Supreme Court on Friday nullified the elections of all candidates of All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.

Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared first runners-up in the 2019 general elections in the state as winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by APC and its candidates.

Mr Paul Galinje, who read the lead judgment upheld the decision of Sokoto Division of Court of Appeal to the effect that APC did not conduct any valid primary election and as such had no candidate for any of the elections in the state.

He described the votes polled by APC candidates in the elections as wasted, adding that the party and the candidates with the second highest votes and the spread in the various elections were the valid winners.

The judgment centres on the governorship, state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections conducted in Zamfara State on February 23 and March 11, 2019.

APC candidates, including the outgoing governor of Zamfara State, Mr Abdulaziz Yari, who was elected to Senate, had won most of the offices contested for in the 2019 elections with Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates, placing first runners-up in the polls.

 

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