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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Zamfara: Abba-Yusuf reacts as Supreme Court declares PDP winner

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has reacted to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling which nullified the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last general elections in Zamfara State.

The ruling APC Friday lost its bid to govern Zamfara State for the next four years as the supreme court ruled that it did not conduct valid primaries in the 2019 general elections.

Also, the apex court validated the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, which gave the verdict that no valid primaries were conducted by the APC in Zamfara State.

Further, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgement by a seven-member panel, decided that a party that has no valid candidate cannot be said to have emerged winner of the recently-conducted general elections.

In an appeal filed by the APC, the apex court ruled against the appellant and ordered a fine of N10 million against the APC.

Reacting, Abba-Yusuf congratulated PDP and Zamfara residents over the PDP’s victory.

He further reiterated hope to reclaim his mandate from Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state.

On his official Twitter page, the Kano governorship candidate wrote: “While congratulating the people of Zamfara, my friend Alhaji Bello Matawalle and all @OfficialPDPNig members, I am calling on Kanawa to remain steadfast, faithful and prayerful.

“It is just a matter of time but our mandate shall eventually be reclaimed.”

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