- Governor Yari of Zamfara state reportedly summoned an emergency meeting of APC leaders in his faction
- The governor's move is reportedly as a result of the Supreme Court judgement which nullified the APC votes in the state
- The development made the APC lose all the 37 seats it won in the election
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has reportedly summoned leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to an emergency meeting.
The Cable reports that a source at the government house, Gusau, the state capital, disclosed this on Saturday, May 25.
The source reportedly said the meeting is about the Supreme Court verdict on the 2019 elections in the state.
”His excellency has summoned all the APC leaders in his faction to a meeting at 2pm. The meeting is about the next line of action after the supreme court ruling,” the source was quoted to have said.
Recall that the Supreme Court had on Fariday, May 24, 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 led by Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria, 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 development made the APC lose all the 37 seats it won in the election.
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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