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