Nigeria's apex court, Supreme Court, on Friday, May 24, delivered a landmark judgement nullifying all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Zamfara state.
The apex court declared that the APC in Zamfara had no candidates in the 2019 elections, and therefore could not claim to have won.
The five-member panel of justices, presided by Ibrahim Muhammad, acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), unanimously held that the party with the second highest votes in the election should be declared the winner as long as it fulfilled the constitutional requirement.
The judgement is in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which came second in the election.
Below is a full list of the Zamfara PDP candidates who participated in the elections:
Ya’u Sahabi, Zamfara north
Mohammed Hassan, Zamfara central
Lawani Hassan, Zamfara West
House of Reps
Umar Dan-Galadima – Kaura-Namoda/Birnin Magaji federal constituency
Bello Hassan Shinkafi – Shinkafi/Zurmi federal constituency
Kabiru Amadu – Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency
Shehu Ahmed – Bungudu/Maru federal constituency
Kabiru Yahaya – Anka/Talata Mafara federal constituency
Ahmed Bakura – Bakura/Maradun federal constituency
Sulaiman Gum – Gummi/Bukkuyum federal constituency
State House of Assembly
Zaharadeen M. Sada – Kaura Namoda north constituency
Kaura Namoda – south constituency
Nura Daihiru – Birnin Magaji constituency
Salihu Zurmi – Zurmi east constituency
Nasiru Muazu Zurmi west constituency
Muhammad G. Ahmad – Shinkafi constituency
Musa Bawa Musa – Tsafe east constituency
Aliyu Namaigora – Tsafe west constituency
Ibrahim Naidda – Gusau east constituency
Shafiu Dama – Gusau west constituency
Kabiru Magaji – Bungudu east constituency
Nasiru Bello Lawal – Bungudu west constituency
Yusuf Alhassan Muh – Maru north constituency
Saidu Umar – Maru south constituency
Yusuf Muhammad – Anka constituency
Shamudeen Hassan – Talata-Mafara north constituency
Aminu Yusuf Jangebe – Talata-Mafara south constituency
Tukur Jekada – Bakura constituency
Faruk Musa Dosara – Maradun I constituency
Nasiru Atiku – Maradun II constituency
Abdulnasir Ibrahim – Gummi I constituency
Mansur Mohammed – Gummi II constituency
Ibrahim Mohammed Naidda – Bukkuyum north constituency
Sani Dahiru – Bukkuyum south constituency
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the national vice chairman, south south, of the APC, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, had reacted to the Supreme Court's judgement.
He said the party has no option than to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court.
Eta, who reportedly spoke with newsmen on Friday, May 24, after a meeting of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja, said the party had learnt some lessons from the Zamfara scenario.
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