The Supreme Court of Nigeria has ruled that PDP won the Zamfara governorship election held March 9th, APC governor, Abdulaziz Yari, is the outgoing governor of the state.
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the APC did not conduct valid primaries in the build up to the 2019 general elections in Zamfara.
Delivering judgement in an appeal ruled that the APC did not conduct valid primaries in the build up to the 2019 general elections in Zamfara. The Supreme Court validated the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, which ruled that no valid primaries were conducted by the APC in Zamfara State.
The court in a unanimous judgement by a five-member panel on Friday decided that a party that had no valid candidate cannot be said to have emerged winner of the recently conducted general elections.
“Candidate other than the first appellant with the highest vote stand elected. A cost of N10 million is awarded against the appellant,” the court ruled.
The candidate of the APC, Mukhtar Idris, had been declared winner of the elections after he polled 534,541 votes despite controversies trailing his candidacy.
Watch APC and PDP youths fight in court after the court ruling.
APC and PDP youths exchanging blows inside the Supreme court premises this morning after the court ruled PDP, winner of the Zamfara state governorship election. pic.twitter.com/ugugzBJfH7
— Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) May 24, 2019