JUST-IN: Appeal Court Reinstates Dauda Lawal As Zamfara PDP Guber Candidate



The Sokoto Division of the Court of Appeal has reinstated Dauda Lawal as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the March 11, 2022 elections in Zamfara State.

Recall that, earlier, a Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, the State capital, presided over by Justice Aminu Bappa-Aliyu, had nullified the PDP governorship primary election that produced Lawal as PDP governorship candidate and instead, ruled that the PDP had no gubernatorial candidate in the State.

But, in its ruling on Friday, the appellate court set aside a judgment of the lower Court.

All the members of the three-man panel of the Appeal Court in the concurred with the lead judgement of Justice Muhammad Shu’aibu, who ordered the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to accept Lawal as the elected governorship candidate of the PDP in Zamfara State for the 2023 general election.

The panel said it was inconceivable for the Federal High Court Judge’s refusal to accept the INEC report of…

Source: Leadership Newspaper