The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, presented certificates of return to 24 members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly.
Naija News reports that this event follows the verdict of the Supreme Court that had last Friday nullified votes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections in Zamfara state and ruled that the party had no candidates.
The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgement, held that APC failed to conduct primary elections in accordance with the party’s rules.
This News platform had reported that the judgement declared that the party with the second highest number of votes other than the APC in the elections should be declared winner of the polls.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Asma’u Maikudi handed over the certificates to the 24 candidates that had 23 candidates from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one came under the platform of the National Rescue Movement (NRM).
The names of the lawmakers who received certificate and their constituencies are as follows:
Kaura Namoda North, Zaharadeen M Sada, PDP
Kaura Namoda South, Ana’s Sarkin Fada, PDP
Birnin Magaji, Nura Dahiru, PDP
Zurmi East, Salisu Usman, PDP
Zurmi West, Nasiru Mu’azu, PDP
Shinkafi, Muhammad G Ahmad, PDP
Tsafe East, Musa Bawa Musa, PDP
Tsafe West, Aliyu Na-Maigora, PDP
Gusau 1, Ibrahim Naida, PDP
Gusau 2, Shafi’u Dama, PDP
Bungudu East, Kabiru Magaji, PDP
Bungudu West, Nasiru Bello Lawal, PDP
Maru North, Yusuf Alhassan Muhammad, PDP
Maru Sourh, Kabiru Hashimu, NRM
Anka, Yusuf Muhammad, PDP
Talata Mafara North, Shamsudeen Hassan, PDP
Talata Mafara South, Aminu Yusuf Jangebe, PDP
Bakura, Tukur Jekada Birnin Tudu, PDP
Maradun I, Faruk Musa Dosara, PDP
Maradun II, Nasiru Atiku, PDP
Gummi I, AbdulNasir Ibrahim, PDP
Gummi II, Mansur Mohammed, PDP
Bukkuyum North, Ibrahim Mohammed Na’Idda, PDP
Bukkuyum South, Sani Dahiru,
In his remarks, Gov. Bello Matawallen-Maradun described the occasion as a welcome development.
Source: Naija News