The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday presented certificates of return to 24 members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly following the verdict of the Supreme Court.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Supreme Court had last Friday nullified all APC votes 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 the party failed to conduct primary elections in accordance with the party’s rules.
The judgement declared that the political party that scored the second highest number of votes other than the APC in the elections should be declared winner of the polls.
Out of the 24 lawmakers who received the certificates, 23 were from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one came under the platform of the National Rescue Movement (NRM).
The certificates were issued to the lawmakers by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner…