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Zamfara: APC’s Oshiomhole Breaks Silence On Supreme Court Ruling


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on the Zamfara Governorship elections.

Naija News recalls that the Apex Court dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state.

The nations final court also voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections.

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

Reacting while speaking with newsmen on Monday, Oshiomhole said the Supreme Court has imposed “strangers” on the people of Zamfara with its judgment of Friday.

He said: “How can you ask me how I feel if the people of Zamfara voted for us in the manner that they did and the court says that those votes were wasted. Meanwhile, at the time those votes were cast, a High court had ruled that those candidates were validly nominated.

“There is something that I learnt from Lord Denning, a famous British Supreme Court Justice, that the law has to be interpreted taking into account the intention of the lawmakers and try to deliver justice in its purest form.

“So, there is no justice when on the ground of technicalities, you imposed on the people of Zamfara state, not just a man or a woman, but whole party candidates from Governor to Senate and others that they didn’t elect.

“If the court thought we were wrong, the justice would have demanded that we repeat. But you can not use technicalities because we are in a democracy, there is nothing democratic when the court imposes strangers to govern a people.

“But we understand that after the Supreme Court, we can only go to the Court of God. To that extent, we must obey the Court. But what we got in Zamfara is a judgement that didn’t translate to justice.”