The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has commended the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja for declaring the governorship election conducted in the state on May 29 inconclusive.
In a unanimous decision, the three-member panel led by Justice Oyebisi Folayemi, on Thursday nullified the return of Governor Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the governorship poll.
Justice Sybil Nwaka, who read the lead judgment, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election in three local government areas of the state where elections had not been held previously or where results from various polling units were not counted.
The affected local governments are Maradun, Birnin-Magaji and Bukkuyum.
In a statement, the state APC Secretary, Yusuf Idris, said the state chapter of the party received the judgment with high sense of responsibility and gratitude to God.
He expressed optimism that the APC would reclaim the state in the forthcoming re-run election.
He said, “With today’s declaration by the Court of Appeal, we are optimistic that very soon, the people’s Governor Bello Matawalle will be back to his rightful position as the Executive Governor of Zamfara State.
“The ruling was a clear testimony of our strong belief in God’s choice to give power or take it as He wills’.
“We are also appreciative of the judiciary for painstakingly carrying out a job well done.”
Idris appealed to the people of the state, the electorate as well as their friends and supporters within and outside the state who sacrificed a lot of their comfort to pray for APC success.
“To our opponents, we say God’s time is always the best, and we promise to continue to champion the course of peace, harmony and development of Zamfara state to greatness,” he added.(PUNCH). READ ALSO:
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