Court of Appeal has sacked the Zamfara State Governor Dauda Lawal and declared the election that brought him in as inconclusive. 

 The Court of Appeal, which sat in Abuja, the capital territory has also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a rerun in three local government areas. 

The affected local government areas are Maradun, Birnin Magaji and Bukuyun.

The court held that it was wrong for INEC to rely on information it obtained from its INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal, to collate the final result of the governorship election.

The judgement followed an appeal that was brought before the court by the immediate past governor of the state, Bello Matawalle, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election.

Matawalle has been appointed by President Bola Tinubu as the Minister of State for Defence.

The sacked governor has rights to appeal the decision of the court at the Supreme Court.

By Ekene Arodiogbu

Ekene Arodiogbu is the CEO of Excedel World. He loves to listen to good music and watch movies in his spare time.

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