By Aminu Abdullahi Gusau.
The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has commended the court of Appeal sitting in Abuja for declaring the governorship election conducted in the state on May 29 this year as inconclusive.n a unanimous decision, the three-member panel led by Justice Oyebisi Folayemi, on Thursday nullified the return of Governor Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship poll.
In a unanimous decision, the three-member panel led by Justice Oyebisi Folayemi, on Thursday nullified the return of Governor Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship poll.JPustice Sybil Nwaka who read the lead judgement ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election in three Local Government Areas of the state, where elections had not been held previously or where results from various polling units were not counted.
The affected LGAs are Maradun, Birnin-Magaji and Bukkuyum.
In a statement, the state’s APC Secretary, Yusuf Idris said the state chapter of the APC has received the judgement with high sense of responsibility and gratitude to God.
Idris said, “The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) received judgement by the Court of Appeal which averred that the last governorship election in the state was inconclusive and ordered for re-run in some parts of the state”.
He expressed optimism that the APC would reclaim the state in the forthcoming re-run election.“With today’s declaration by the Court of Appeal, we are optimistic that very soon, the people’s Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle will be back to his rightful position as the Executive Governor of Zamfara State”.
“The ruling was a clear testimony of our strong belief in God’s choice to give power or take it as He wills”.
“We are also appreciative of the judiciary for painstakingly carrying out a job well done”.
Idris appealed to the people of the state, the electorate as well as their friends and supporters within and outside the state who sacrificed a lot of their comfort to pray for APC success.
“To our opponents, we say God’s time is always the best, and we promise to continue to champion the course of peace, harmony and development of Zamfara state to greatness”.
The APC scribe finally appealed to APC members especially the youth who have remained patient, calm and law abiding amidst the intimidation, harassment, threats and so on to continue to display high morals and discipline.