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Appeal Court sacks Zamfara governor, orders fresh election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has sacked Governor of Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal.

A 3-man panel of Justices on Thursday, November 16, declared the March 18 Governorship election in Zamfara state inconclusive.

The court in a unanimous judgment voided and set aside the declaration of Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Justice Sybil Nwaka Gbagiz, who read the lead judgment, ordered that fresh election be conducted at Maradun Local Government Area of the State and in other areas where elections were either cancelled or did not hold at all.

The Court held that the use of IREV information to declare Lawal as governor in the absence of polling units results were unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional.

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The Appeal court in Lagos upheld the election of Peter Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Enugu State.

The judgement was delivered by a three-man panel of the Appeal Court in a case filed by the Enugu governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Chijioke Edeoga.

The court affirmed the judgment of Enugu Tribunal delivered on September 9, 2023, by the Hon. Justice K.M. Akano led tribunal.

All the three issues subject to the appeal were resolved in favour of Mbah of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.