Zamfara: INEC Declares PDP Gov Candidate Winner


Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Zamfara State, Bello Mutawalle, the winner of the pill.

Sources said that INEC arrived at the conclusion after deducting the over half a million votes cast for the All Progressives Congress which were voided by the Supreme Court on Friday.

INEC will announce its position on Monday.

It had aid it was studying the judgment of the Supreme Court which voided the votes cast for the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 governorship, national and state houses of assembly elections.

INEC said in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, that it held an emergency meeting immediately after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict on Friday to discuss the development.
It also considered the apex court’s order that the parties with the second highest valid votes should be declared the winners of the elections.


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