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  • Updated: January 12, 2024

Supreme court affirms Lawal as Zamfara governor

Supreme court affirms Lawal as Zamfara governor

The Supreme Court, Friday upheld the election of Dauda Lawal Dare of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDp, as the winner of the Zamfara 2023 governorship poll.

The five-member panel of justices in a judgment read by Justice Emmanuel Agim, set aside the judgment of the Court of appeal that declared the election inconclusive.

“This court is of the view that the tribunal was right. The judgement of the Court of Appeal was perverse, because the petitioner (Mr Matawalle) failed woefully to prove his allegations,” the judge declared.

“The decision of the Court of Appeal has no evidential foundation. “The judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered in November is set aside. The order setting aside the appellant’s election is set aside. And the election of the Appellant is upheld.” Justice Agim added.

The Zamfara governorship case tops the list of the Lagos, Bauchi, Kano and Plateau elections that have been upheld by the court so far.

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