By Nasir Kura
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will announce its final decision on the Zamfara State nullified All Progressives Congress (APC) votes on Monday.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this in a statement on Friday.
He said the commission will meet on Saturday to deliberate on matter arising from the Supreme Court judgement on the matter.
“Following the Supreme Court’s judgment delivered today 24th May 2019 on the Governorship, National and State Assembly elections held in Zamfara State, the INEC held an emergency meeting to consider the court’s decision.
“The Supreme Court ruled that the APC did not hold valid party primaries as required by law. It held that all the votes scored by the APC in the said elections are wasted votes and declared that the candidates of political parties with the second highest valid votes and the requisite spread should be declared as having been elected.
“The commission will meet again tomorrow Saturday 25th May 2019 to further deliberate on the issues arising from the said judgment, while the final decision on the matter will be communicated to the public on Monday 27 May 2019,” Okoye said.