INEC declares PDP’s Mutawalle Zamfara governor-elect – Independent Observers

INEC declares PDP’s Mutawalle Zamfara governor-elect

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By Andy Chukwu

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared Dr. Bello Mutawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor-elect of Zamfara State.

Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC Chairman, who made the announcement Saturday at a press conference, that Mutawalle had met the required score to be governor.

There had been suspicion there could be a rerun election.

Yakubu said the successful candidates would receive their certificate of returns on Monday.

Mutawalle came second in the March governorship election in the state, behind the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.

The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the APC’s victory, saying the party did not conduct valid primaries ahead of the guber polls.

Other positions, including House of Assembly seats, were also affected by the ruling.

The Supreme Court said that candidates who came second behind the APC, in all positions, be declared winners.

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