Breaking: Appeal Court sacks PDP’s Zamfara Governor


Photo: Gov Dauda Lawal of Zamfara.

Breaking: Appeal Court sacks PDP’s Zamfara Governor

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has nullified the election of Gov Dauda Lawal of Zamfara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Delivering judgment on Thursday, a three-member panel of justices annulled the victory of Lawal.

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The panel also ordered a rerun of the election in three local government areas.

The affected local governments are Maradun, Birnin Magaji and Bukuyun.

Periscope International reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lawal winner of the March 18 governorship election in the state.

However, the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenged the victory of Lawal, who ran on PDP’s platform and floored the then incumbent Gov Bello Matawalle of the APC.

The tribunal had upheld Lawal’s election, but the APC proceeded to the Appeal Court.

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