Appeal Court Sacks Zamfara Governor, Orders Rerun

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday annulled the election of Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lawal winner of the March 18 governorship election. However, Bello Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenged the victory of Lawal at the elections petitions tribunal.

On Thursday, a three-member panel of justices annulled the victory of Lawal and ordered a rerun of the election in three local government areas.

The affected LGAs are Maradun, Birnin Magaji and Bukuyun.

The tribunal had upheld Lawal’s election, but the Matawalle, now Minister of State for Defence, proceeded to the Appeal Court.

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