The Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election conducted in May 2022 has been declared null.
A ruling by the Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, on Friday cancelled the processes that produced Dauda Lawan Dare as the party’s flag-bearer for the 2023 general elections, Naija News reports. The court ruling came to be following a prayer by the counsel plaintiffs, Barrister Ibrahim Aliyu. Presiding over the suit on Friday (today), the court judge, Justice Aminu Bappa explained that the court granted all the prayers of the plaintiffs and cancelled the election of Dauda Lawan Dare as the party’s flag bearer for the 2023 general elections. “This court has granted the prayers submitted in this honourable court by the plaintiffs and hereby ruled in their favour. “The 109-page judgement will be presented to the counsels of both the plaintiffs and the dependants,” the judge said. Speaking with journalists shortly after the court verdict, Barr. Aliyu said the court has nullified the election of Dare as the party’s flag-bearer according to the prayers they submitted before the court. He said: “We believe in justice because the Court has seen reasons to nullify the election of Dauda Lawan Dare as PDP candidate in Zamfara state” “We had in our prayers urged the court to nullify the election which was characterised by a series of irregularities and we are happy that our prayers have been granted”
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