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JUST IN: Supreme Court quashes Zamfara APC victories in guber, NASS, Assembly elections

The Supreme Court, on Friday, has nullified all the elections won by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State.

The elections included governorship, National Assembly, State Houses of Assembly.

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The apex court, in its ruling, also directed that the next party with highest votes in those elections should be sworn-in.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State.

The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment, on Friday, held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.

In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the apex court held that all votes cast for the APC as ‘wasted votes’ and declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the elections and the required spread, are elected to the various elections.

The panel also awarded cost of N10 million against APC in favour of the Kabiru Marafa faction of the APC and other Respondents in the appeal.

The justices sounded a note of warning to politicians against destroying the country’s democracy.

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