The Supreme Court has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara state.
The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.
In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the apex court declared that all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and added that all political parties with the second highest votes in the elections and the required spread, are elected to the various elections.
Zamfara state has three senatorial seats, seven federal lawmakers and 24 state lawmakers.
These are some of the candidates of the APC affected by the judgement.
Governor: Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris
Zamfara West: Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar
Zamfara Central: Alhaji Aliyu Ikra Bilbis.
Zamfara North: Alhaji Tijjani Yahaya Kaura.
House of Representatives
Gusau/ Tsafe : Alhaji Sanusi Garba Rikiji.
Bakura / Maradun : Alhaji Muttaka Rini.
Anka/ Talata Mafara: Alhaji Ahmad Sharu Anka.
Gummi / Bukuyyum: Alhaji Umar Jibo
Kaura Namoda/ Birnin Magaji: Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad.
Zurmi/ Shinkafi : Alhaji Hussaini Moriki
Maru/ Bungudu: Alhaji Abdulmalik Zubairu
Bakura: Alhaji Sani Ahmad Sani Yarima
Anka: Alhaji Mustapha Gado.
Kaura Namoda North: Alhaji Lawali M. Liman.
Kaura Namoda South: Engr Abubakar Idris Kurya.
Zurmi East: Alhaji Mannir Gidan Jaja
Zurmi West: Alhaji Yusuf Moriki.
Shinkafi: Alhaji Bello Mai Wurno Gusau 1 :Alhaji SanusiLiman Dan Alhaj.
Bungudu West: Alhaji Ibrahim Bature
Bungudu East: Alhaji Ibrahim Kotorkoshi
Tsafe South: Alhaji Aminu Danjibga
Tsafe East : Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar Talata Mafara
North: Alhaji Isah Abdulmumini. Talata
Mafara South. Alhaji Aliyu Ango
Culled: Daily Trust