PDP Candidate Urges Court To Nullify Zamfara Governorship Primay Election

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau


A governorship candidate in the just concluded People’s Democratic party (PDP) primary election in Zamfara state, Ibrahim Shehu has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Gusau challenging the election of Dauda Lawan Dare as the party’s flag bearer.


Shehu also prayed the court to nullify the election and conduct a fresh one due to series of irregularities.

The dependants in the suit are, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the  PDP election committee chairman sent to the state, Alhaji Adamu Maina-Waziri and the state’s PDP chairman, Col. Bala Mande (rtd).


Other dependants are, the state’s PDP flag bearer, Dauda Lawal Dare and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Presiding Judge of the court, Justice Bappa-Aliyu adjourned the case to July, 8 due to non presence of the defendants and their lawyers.

Addressing Journalists immediately after the Court’s sitting, Counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Ibrahim Bello Sani said they were in the court to challenge the election of Dauda Lawal Dare which he said was characterised by series of irregularities and  breach of Electoral provisions.

He said, “The election was full of irregularities, breach of constitutional provisions, electoral acts 2022 and so on”.

“We are challenging the election that was purportedly conducted by the committee sent by the PDP to conduct governorship primary election in Zamfara state under the chairmanship of Adamu Maina Waziri”.

“That is why we are in the court, praying for the nullification of that primary election and for an order to conduct another election for the Governorship of the PDP in Zamfara state”.

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