Zamfara 2023: Dauda Lawal re-elected as PDP guber candidate

Zamfara 2023: Dauda Lawal re-elected as PDP guber candidate
In the just-completed primary election for the 2023 general election, Dr. Dauda Lawal-Dare won the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) candidacy for governor of Zamfara State.

Dauda Lawal-Dare received 422 votes to win the PDP nomination for the northwest state, defeating Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Mohammed, who each received one vote. Wadatau Madawaki, a different candidate, received no votes in the Friday election.

Dauda Lawal-Dare was declared the victor by election committee chairman Hassan Hyet after receiving the most votes. She will be the party's candidate for governor in the state in the upcoming election.

“Based on the rules and guidelines of the party, I have the singular honour to return Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare as duly elected to be the flag bearer of Zamfara state PDP comes 2023,” he said.

Hassan, who was sent from the PDP headquarters in Abuja to conduct the fresh exercise, described it as peaceful, transparent, and credible.

In the re-run primary, over 455 delegates participated but 431 were accredited while 428 were the total number of votes cast.

Friday’s re-run came after a Federal High Court judgment that nullified the previous primary that elected Dauda. The judgement followed a suit filed before by Ibrahim Shehu and two other aspirants challenging the credibility of the primary.

The judgement delivered by Justice Aminu Bappa of the Federal High Court in Gusau last Friday nullified the primary election that produced Dauda and ordered a fresh exercise in line with the constitution and guidelines of the PDP.
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