Zamfara election: Sacked APC governor-elect reacts to Supreme Court ruling

Zamfara election: Sacked APC governor-elect reacts to Supreme Court ruling

- Zamfara governor-elect, Muktar Shehu, who was recently sacked by Supreme Court has reacted to the judgement of the highest court in the land

- The Supreme Court sacked all APC candidates in Zamfara 2019 polls on the ground that the party did not carry out primaries according to regulations

- In reaction, Shehu said these are sad times for the party in Zamfara state, but they will overcome this and come out much stronger

The All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Zamfara, Muktar Shehu, who was sacked as governor-elect by the Supreme Court has reacted to the ruling, saying his party won at the last general elections but lost through the system.

Premium Times reports Shehu who made this known on Saturday, May 26, said: “Indeed power and sovereignty belongs to Allah and He alone grants power to whom he wills when he wills.

“My fellow APC men and women of Zamfara state, I want to take this medium to extend my profound gratitude for your tireless physical and mental support, commitment and love you showed us throughout the electioneering process.

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“Our party won at the polls but lost through system. These are indeed sad times for our party in Zamfara state, but a litmus test to our unity, strength, and togetherness, as I’m certain we will overcome this and come out much stronger and better because our trials today are never reasons to give up but rather stepping stones to lead us to our success tomorrow.

“I pray to Allah to give our incoming administration the success to surmount security challenges in the state and I also pray that their success today thrive for greater achievements for us and the next generations to come.”

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

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