INEC Declares PDP’s  Bello Mutawalle as Zamfara Governor – elect

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Bello Mutawalle of the Peoples Democratic party in Zamfara state  has been declared  as  the governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC

The chairman of the commission, Mahmoud Yakubu, made the announcement Saturday in Abuja

He also said the PDP won all but one of the elective positions in the state. Kabiru Hassan of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) won the election in Maru south state constituency.

Yakubu said this followed the supreme court decision sacking all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state election.

He said that Mutawalle  who came second in the March governorship election had met the required score to be governor and would receive  certificate of returns on Monday

The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the APC’s victory, saying the party did not conduct valid primaries ahead of the guber polls.

Other positions, including House of Assembly seats, were also affected by the ruling.

The Supreme Court said that candidates who came second behind the APC, in all positions, be declared winners

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