- The Supreme Court has nullified all votes cast for APC in 2019 elections in Zamfara state
- The court's judgement sparked wild jubilation in Gusau, the state capital
- One of the residents, Aliyu Hussain, said he hoped that the new administration would make life better for the people
There was wild jubilation in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, on Friday, May 24, following the judgement of Supreme Court that nullified all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in the state.
Daily Trust reports that motorbike riding jubilants were roaming the street of Gusau, hailing the court verdict.
They were holding the posters of the governorship candidate of the PDP, Bello Mutawalle Maradun, while expressing their excitement.
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The state residents were also expressing divergent opinions on the verdict with many of them expressing hope for a better administration ahead.
A resident, Aliyu Hussain said: “I hope the new administration would make life better for the people. I was not surprised at the verdict owing to what has been happening right from the party primaries to date."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a five-member panel of justices in the Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, nullified all votes cast for the APC in the 2019 elections in Zamfara state.
In the court's ruling, given by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the panel said that the APC in the state did not carry out primaries according to the party regulations.
The panel therefore described all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the polls are elected to the different offices.
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