By Aliyu Dangida
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the election of Dauda Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the Zanfara 2023 governorship poll.
The five-member panel of justices in a judgment read by Justice Emmanuel Agim, set aside the judgment of the Court of appeal that declared the election inconclusive.
“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.
“The decision of the Court of Appeal has no evidential foundation. “The judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered in November is set aside.
The order setting aside the appellant’s election is set aside. And the election of the Appellant is upheld.” Justice Agim says.