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INEC declares PDP winner of Zamfara election

Bello Matawalle of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Zamfara state governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, saying that the party won all but one of the elective positions in the state. Kabiru Hassan of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) won the election in Maru south state constituency.

Yakubu said this followed the supreme court decision sacking all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general election.

The apex court had ruled the party did not hold a valid primary election and subsequently voided its votes.

Matawalle had scored 189,452 to emerge second in the governorship election.

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