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Supreme Court affirms Lawal-Dare Zamfara PDP gov candidate

The Supreme Court has affirmed the nomination of Dr. Dauda Lawal-Dare as the properly nominated governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Zamfara State for the March 11 governorship election.

The Apex Court in a unanimous judgment of a 5-man panel of Justices, dismissed an appeal brought against the nomination by another governorship aspirant, Dr Ibrahim Sheu Gusau.

The lead judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, the Supreme Court upheld submissions of Mr Damian Dodo SAN, counsel to the Governorship candidate that his client was legally and lawfully nominated in line the provisions of the law.

Justice Jauro upheld the judgment of the Court of Appeal which had on January 6, this year endorsed the second primary election that produced the candidate.

Dauda Lawal-Dare had in the primary election polled 442 votes to emerge victorious over Dr Ibrahim Sheu Gusau and Other aspirants.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu