Breaking: INEC suspends issuance of certificate of return to Zamfara governor-elect, lawmakers

Breaking: INEC suspends issuance of certificate of return to Zamfara governor-elect, lawmakers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the issuance of certificate of return to the Zamfara governor-elect and members of the state House of Assembly

The issuance of certificate of return was scheduled for Wednesday, March 27.

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Following the court order, however, nullifying the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the electoral body said it was suspending the scheduled process.

Legit.ng had reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto, led by Justice Tom Yakubu, set aside the judgment of a Zamfara high court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries.

The exercise produced the party’s candidates for governorship, national and state assembly elections, NAN reports.

The chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum (downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, hailed the judgement of the Court of Appeal which set aside the ruling of the Zamfara state high court on the APC primaries tussle.

Reacting to the Court of Appeal’s decision on Monday, Senator Marafa, who was one of the governorship aspirants in the state, said the judgement has shown that truth would always prevail over falsehood, saying he and his other colleagues in the race were vindicated.

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He said: “I have always believed that the Zamfara state high court ruling was nothing but a black market judgement that can never stand legal scrutiny."

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