INEC Issues Certificates Of Return To Zamfara State Lawmakers
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued certificates of return to 24 Zamfara State House of Assembly members-elect.
The lawmakers made up of 23 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one member of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), were candidates in the state elections and declared winners by INEC after a judgment of the Supreme Court, which nullified all APC votes at the 2019 General Elections in Zamfara state and ruled that the party had no candidates.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Dr. Asma’u Maikudi presented the certificates to the lawmakers.
Consequently, following the judgment of a five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court declared that the party with the highest number of votes cast at the election outside the appellants is the winner of the election.
The ruling was reviewed by the electoral umpire, which now declared the candidates with the highest votes, winners of the election.
Meanwhile, INEC issued Certificates of Return to the new winners of elections made up of the Governor, Deputy Governor-elect, and Senators-elect at the Commissions Electoral Institute in Abuja on Monday, May 27, 2019.
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