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Supreme Court says Dauda Lawal won Zamfara state governorship election

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The Supreme Court has confirmed Dauda Lawal as the winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election in Zamfara state.

Justice Emmanuel Agim who read the lead judgment described the judgment of the court of appeal that nullified the election of Dauda Lawal as perverse.

He said: “The allegation of over-voting failed because INEC did not provide the voter register, polling unit officer report, and testimony of people who were present at the polling unit,” the judge says.

He said the BVAS machines on their own could not establish electoral malpractices.

“Sufficient evidence was not adduced by the petitioner. This court is of the view that the tribunal was right. The judgement of the Court of Appeal was perverse, because the petitioner (Mr Matawalle) failed woefully to prove his allegations,” the judge declared.

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