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Court reinstates Zamfara PDP Governorship candidate

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has reinstated Dauda Lawal-Dare as the Governorship candidate of the PDP in Zamfara State.

The Court of Appeal set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court which nullified the Primary election of Dauda Lawal-Dare

The primary election which brought the emergence of Lawal-Dare was challenged at the Federal High Court in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, and the Court ordered a fresh primary election which he also won.

The Federal High Court also quashed the the re-election based on what it described as irregularities.

The Appellants, Dauda Lawal-Dare and the chairman PDP primary election committee took the case to the Appeal Court.

In a unanimous judgment, Justice Abubakar Talba held that the Appellants have succeeded in proving all the seven grounds of appeals canvassed by the Counsels and all resolved in favour of the Appellants.

He dismissed all the preliminary objections on competency of the appeal suit on the bases of judicial provisions and interest of fear hearing arguing that technical defaults could not supersede judicial provisions.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Julian Osamoto