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We’re studying judgment nullifying Zamfara guber primaries, says PDP

The Gusau Division of the Federal High Court in Zamfara, on Friday, nullified the PDP’s governorship primary election held on May 26.

• September 17, 2022
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is studying the High Court judgment that nullified the party’s governorship primary election in Zamfara for necessary action.

However, the party’s secretary, Faruk Ahmad, said APC acknowledged the judgement, which ruled that the election conducted by the party was null and void and ordered fresh primaries.

”As a defendant in the suit filed by some of our aggrieved members concerning the governorship primary election, we received the court’s decision in good faith,” he said.

He added, “And a team of our lawyers is studying the judgment to come up with the next line of action within the ambit of the law.”

On Friday, the Gusau Division of the Federal High Court in Zamfara nullified the PDP’s governorship primary election held on May 26, in which Dauda Lawan-Dare emerged as the party’s standard bearer for the 2023 general elections.

Three plaintiffs in the suit contested the primaries, including Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, Alhaji Wadatau Madawaki, and Hafiz Muhammad.

They sought the nullification of the primary election over alleged irregularities.

Mr Ahmed said the party was determined to reclaim Zamfara and bring it back to life and make it work again for the betterment of the people.

“Our decision as regards the judgment will be made available after our lawyers conclude the study of the judgment and present to us their recommendations which the PDP leadership will decide on,” he assured.

He appealed to the party loyalists in the state to remain calm and be law-abiding as the party’s position would be known in due course.


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