Supreme Court Dismisses Zamfara APC Candidates, says no Primaries was Conducted

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The Supreme Court’s judgement on Friday, May 24, has annulled the elections of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State at the just-concluded general elections.

The annulling came on the heels of a previous nullification of the Party’s primary by the Sokoto State Court of Appeal, on grounds that the party did not conduct any primary election in the state.

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Justice Adamu Galunje who delivered the Friday 24 judgement, agreed with the Sokoto Appeal Court that the APC indeed, conducted no primaries in the state, adding that a party which has no candidate cannot be said to have won an election.

Subsequently, Supreme Court awarded the ruling party’s votes to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and proclaimed that “the party with the highest number of votes cast at the election outside the appellants is the winner of the election”.

Meanwhile, the Court also affirmed Kayode Fayemi as winner of the 2019 governorship election in Ekiti State, while dismissing the appeal of Eleka, who challenged Fayemi’s victory.