The Supreme Court on Friday morning dismissed the appeal of All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from issuing certificates of return to APC governor-elect, Mukhtar Koguna, in Zamfara State.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.
In the judgment by Justice Paul Galinji, the Supreme Court therefore voided all votes cast in favour of the APC in the 2019 general elections.
The apex court ordered that the runner-up candidate (who is the candidate of the PDP) be sworn-in if he fulfils the constitutional requirement of getting one quarter of the total votes cast in at least two-third of the local government areas of the state.
However, DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the PDP candidate, Bello Matawalle, may not be sworn-in governor as he did not meet up such constitutional requirements.