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ZAMFARA: INEC declares PDP winner in all but one of the elective positions in 2019

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bello Matawalle, as the winner of the Zamfara governorship election.

This follows the Supreme Court judgment sacking all candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara who had won in the general elections.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, announced the PDP candidates winners in all but one of the elective positions in the state.

Kabiru Hassan of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) won the election in Maru south state constituency.

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The Supreme Court had on Friday declared that the APC had no candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara state.

A five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.

In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the apex court held that all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the elections and the required spread, are elected to the various elections.

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