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Tribunal dismisses 4 petitions against election of Gov. Bello Mutawalle

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The Zamfara Governorship Election Tribunal on Tuesday dismissed four members of the PDP  challenging the election of Gov. Bello Mutawalle.

Justice Fatima Zeberu, dismissed the suit, following prayers from the petitioners’ and respondent’s counsel to strike out the petitions.

The respondents in the matter are INEC and the APC.

Zeberu, dismissed the petitions after counsel for the INEC and APC, raised no objections.

The petitioners had prayed that the tribunal to declare that Mutawalle was, at the time of the election, not qualified to contest the election held on March 9, for the office of Governor of Zamfara.

They further asked that the tribunal to order INEC, to conduct a fresh election for the office of governor of Zamfara.

INEC had, on May 27, issued certificate of return to Mutawalle of PDP in line with the Supreme Court judgment of May 24, which sacked the initial purported winner, Idris Shehu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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