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Zamfara: INEC Holds Emergency Meeting, Gives Date To Disclose Decision

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has held an emergency meeting over the decision of the Supreme Court over the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries.

The Supreme Court had ruled that Zamfara APC did not conduct party primaries, thus all the votes gathered in the elections are invalid.

The Apex Court also stated that the runners up should be declared winner of the election.

In a statement obtained by Naija News on Friday, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye revealed that the meeting would continue on Saturday and an outcome would be revealed on Monday.

The statement reads: “Following the Supreme Court’s judgment delivered today 24th May 2019 on the Governorship, National and State Assembly elections held in Zamfara State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held an emergency meeting to consider the court’s decision.

“The Supreme Court ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not hold valid party primaries as required by law. It held that all the votes scored by the APC in the said elections are wasted votes and declared that the candidates of political parties with the second highest valid votes and the requisite spread should be declared as having been elected.

“The Commission will meet again tomorrow Saturday 25th May 2019 to further deliberate on the issues arising from the said judgment, while the final decision on the matter will be communicated to the public on Monday 27’“ May 2019. “


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.