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BREAKING: COURT NULLIFIES ZAMFARA PDP GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARY ELECTION

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COURT NULLIFIES ZAMFARA PDP GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARY ELECTION

The Federal High court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara on Friday nullified the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that produced Dauda Lawan Dare as the party governorship candidate in 2023 general elections in the state.

Justice Aminu Bappa Aliyu during a court sitting in Gusau on Friday ordered that the party should conduct fresh governorship primaries of the party in the state.

The PDP governorship primaries which held on May 25, produced Dr Dauda Lawal Dare, as the party’s governorship candidate for the state’s 2023 governorship election.

BREAKING: COURT NULLIFIES ZAMFARA PDP GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARY ELECTION

Three aspirants, who are plaintiffs in the suit, Dr Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, Alhaji Wadat Madawaki and Hafiz Muhammad, are seeking the nullification of the primary election over alleged irregularities.

The election was conducted by a committee which was sent from the PDP National Headquarters Abuja, led by Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri.

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The defendants are the PDP, Maina Waziri, Col. Bala Mande,rtd; Zamfara PDP Chairman, Lawal-Dare, the PDP governorship candidate, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Presiding Judge, Bappa Aliyu said that the court has granted all the prayers of the plaintiffs.

“The court has granted the prayers submitted in this honorable court by the plaintiffs and hereby ruled in their favour”.

“The 109 page judgement will be presented to the counsels of both parties ”., Presiding judge said.

Addressing journalists at the court premises, the counsel to the plaintiffs Ibrahim Aliyu said, the court has nullified the election of Dauda Lawan Dare as the PDP candidate based on the prayers they have submitted before the court.

“We are happy today as the court has answered our prayers and cancelled the election of Dauda Lawan Dare as PDP candidate in Zamfara state”.

“Part of our prayers, we urged the court to nullify the primary elections because of series of irregularities and we are happy that our prayers were granted”, Aliyu explained.

Responding, the State Legal Adviser of the PDP, Bashir Magama who represented the dependants in the court sitting said the PDP would study the judgement and take the necessary action.

“Yes, the judgment was in the favour of plaintiffs and all the dependents are going to study it and take next action”, Magama added.

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