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INEC complies with supreme court ruling on Zamfara elections

by on May 25, 2019
 

By Sylvanus Ofekun

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday complied with the judgment of the Supreme Court on the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State and declared the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, winners of the elections.

The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists in Abuja that Certificates of Return would be given to the governor-elect, Deputy-governor-elect, three Senators and seven House of Representatives members-elect by 2:00 p.m. on Monday.

The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the APC’s victory, saying the party did not conduct valid primaries ahead of the guber polls.

Other positions, including House of Assembly seats, were also affected by the ruling.

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The Supreme Court said that candidates who came second behind the APC, in all positions, be declared winners.

The electoral commission, INEC, had earlier said it would reach a decision on Monday on which candidate would benefit from the ruling.

It confirmed at a press conference Saturday afternoon that Mr Mutawalle had met the required score to be governor.

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