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Zamfara Election: INEC holds emergency meeting over Supreme Court’s judgement

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will on Saturday (today) hold an emergency meeting to consider the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Governorship, National and State Assembly elections held in Zamfara state.

This was disclosed in a statement by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.

He said the meeting is for the body to determine the next course of action, adding that the decision of the commission will be communicated to the public on Monday.

Recall that the Supreme Court had on Friday, ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not hold valid party primaries as required by law, and held that all the votes scored by the APC are ‘wasted votes’.

The court also ruled that the candidates of political parties with the second highest valid votes and the requisite spread should be declared as having been elected.

 
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