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Supreme Court Affirms Lawal As PDP Gov Candidate In Zamfara

The Supreme Court confirmed Dauda Lawal as the governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State.

The announcement comes four days before the state gubernatorial election on March 11 scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a unanimous decision, the panel of five judges rejected an appeal to nominate another gubernatorial candidate, Dr Ibrahim Gusau.

In the main ruling issued by Judge Adamu Jauro, the Supreme Court upheld Lawal's lawyer Damian Dodo's argument that his client was duly and duly appointed in accordance with the law.

Judge Jauro confirmed the ruling of the Sokoto Court of Appeal, on January 6 of this year, upholding the second primaries that produced the candidate. In the primaries, Lawal won 442 votes to win over Dr Ibrahim Gusau and other candidates.

Judge Jauro ruled that the Federal Supreme Court in Gusau which had twice annulled the primaries lacked jurisdiction in ruling on the case brought by Dr. Gusau.

Earlier, in June 6, the Sokoto Court of Appeal upheld the primaries that made Dr Dauda Lawal the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the Zamfara state gubernatorial election on March 11, 2023.

The first PDP governor's primaries held on May 25, 2022 were challenged in the Federal High Court in Gusau and were cancelled.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court ordered a new primary election to be held on September 23, 2022, but was also annulled by the same court because of violations. Dissatisfied with Supreme Court Judgment, Law, Adamu Maina-Waziri, Chairman of the Primary Election Commission; and retired Colonel Bala Mande went to the Court of Appeal for rectification. 

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