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Live Update Of Zamfara State Governorship Election

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After months of electioneering campaign across Zamfara State, the people of the state are set to vote for their prefered candidate today, 9th of March, 2019.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had stopped the All Progressives Congress from presenting candidates in Zamfara state following the inability of the party to resolve its internal crises on the conduct of its primaries.

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed that APC can participate in the Governorship and state house of assembly election following the judgement by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court for “lack or want of jurisdiction on the part of the lower court”.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Mukhtar Shehu Idris, will battle out with the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bello Mohammed Matawalle in the election today.

Naija News is on the ground to update you on the happenings in the governorship and state house of assembly elections.


06:59 AM

The Independent National Electoral Commission states that anyone involve in any electoral offence will attract a punishment of 24 months imprisonment.

07:11 AM

INEC releases the colour of ballot boxes to be used in the Governorship, state House of Assembly Elections.

07:45 AM

INEC reportedly omits APC from results sheets in Zamfara State

8:15 AM

Galadanci PU 003 at Bungudu ward in Bungudu LGA Zamfara state. Voting commenced as early as 8:15 am Voters turn-out impressive. The on-going voting process is peaceful and orderly. No reported presence of security agents.

09:07 AM

No INEC officials, No materials and Security Personnel as voters are on the ground as at 09:07 am. PU: 36/08/10/012. Zamfara State

09: 15 AM

Zamfara State LGA: Namoda Ward: Kyam Baruwa P.U: 002 & 013 – INEC staff on the ground -Voting has commenced.

09: 49 AM

Activities ongoing in New Nyanyan, Masaka and Mararaba area of Nasarawa State despite the warning of no movement on election day.

10:00 AM

Presiding officers waiting for voters to come at Garegin Gobirawa Polling station 006 in Maru LGA of Zamfara state.

10:10 AM

At Sabon Gari PU 008 Shinkafi LGA , Zamfara State voters are still waiting for INEC officials to arrive.

12:20 PM

Former Zamfara State Governor and Governorship aspirant under the platform of APC, Mahmud Aliyu (Dallatun Zamfara) waiting for the accreditation at his Polling unit in Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara state

12: 30 PM

Zamfara State APC governorship candidate, Mukhtar Shehu Idris and his wife, Hadiza, voting at PU013, Army Barracks, Tudun Wada, Gusau.

12: 34 PM

Voting continues peacefully at PU012 Yalwa, Garkar Malam Isa Polling unit Galadima Ward in Talata Mafara LGA, the home town of Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari.

12: 40 PM

Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Mansur Dan Ali casts his vote at Polling Unit 010 Shiyar Maidawa Ward, Model Primary School, Birnin Magaji Local Government, Zamfara State.

1:20 PM

There is violence in yar tukasu village in kauran namoda local gov zamfara state leading to the burning of the voting box and many people injured.

1: 32 PM

Gusau LG, mayana ward, PU006 yar Bolar Zara some thugs reportedly snatched all boxes

2:00 PM

observer sighted security official assisting a voter to cast her vote at Township model primary school, Madawaki, Gusau. PU 001 of Zamfara State.

2:14 PM

A woman simply identified as Hajia was seen near a polling unit in Maru local government area of Zamfara state buying votes.


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