1 The Federal High Court in Gusau, Zamfara, has nullified the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that produced Dauda Lawan-Dare as the party’s governorship candidate in 2023 general elections in the state.
3 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PDP governorship primaries held on May 25 and produced Dr Dauda Lawal-Dare, as the party’s governorship candidate for the state’s 2023 governorship election.
7 The presiding Judge, Bappa-Aliyu said the court granted all the prayers of the plaintiffs.
8 “The court has granted the prayers submitted in this honorable court by the plaintiffs and hereby ruled in their favour.
“The 109-page judgment will be presented to the counsel of both parties,” the judge said.
10 Addressing journalists at the court premises, the counsel to the plaintiffs Ibrahim Aliyu, said the court nullified the election of Dauda Lawan Dare based on the prayers they submitted before the court.
11 “We are happy today as the court has answered our prayers and cancelled the election of Dauda Lawan Dare as PDP candidate in Zamfara state.
“Part of our prayers: we urged the court to nullify the primary elections because of series of irregularities and we are happy that our prayers were granted.
Responding, the State Legal Adviser of the PDP, Mr Bashir Masama who represented the defendants, said the PDP would study the judgment and take the necessary action.
“Yes, the judgement was in the favour of plantiffs and all the defendants are going to study it and take next action,” Masama added.