👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
The candidates of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara have all been given the sack by the Supreme Court today.
The party, according to a five panel of the Supreme Court justices did not hold its primaries for the 2019 elections within the stipulated time.
The ruling means that the APC did not have a candidate in the Governorship, National Assembly and State House elections that took place two months ago.
The judges ruled that the elections which concluded in March 23 and gave victory to the APC were “wasted votes.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission was then ordered to issue Mohammed Mattawale with a certificate of return. The electoral body has since complied with the court decision – and has issued the PDP Governor-elect with his certificate of return.
The outgoing Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who sought to become a Senator representing Zamfara West claimed to have held primaries, however Kabiru Marafa, a senator from the state (Zamfara Central), who insisted that this was not so decided to take the party to court to seek relief.