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Breaking: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates victories

Breaking: Supreme Court declares PDP winner of Zamfara polls, nullifies APC candidates victories

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday emerged the major beneficiary of the internal wrangling in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC).

This followed the judgement of the Supreme Court in the suit brought by Senator Kabiru Marafa ( APC Zamfara) challenging the conduct of the APC primaries in the state prior the 2019 general elections.

Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court on Friday declared the first runners-up in the 2019 general elections in the state as the winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by the APC and their candidates.

The PDP came second in the polls.

The apex court said the primaries conducted by the APC in the state did not follow the party’s constitution and that the votes cast for its candidates in the general elections were therefore “wasted votes”.

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