The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Governorship election in Zamfara State.
According to the INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu who made this announcement during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, the PDP won in all elective positions in the state.
Yakubu said the announcement followed the Supreme Court decision that sacked all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general election.
It would be recalled that the Supreme Court had ruled that the APC did not hold a valid primary election and subsequently voided its votes.
Hence, by virtue of this announcement Bello Matawalle, the governorship candidate for the PDP in Zamfara, will thus be sworn in as Governor. The PDP Governorship candidate Matawalle had polled 189,452 to emerge second in the governorship election behind the APC candidate whose votes have now been voided by the ruling of the Supreme Court.