Bayelsa, Kogi Guber: INEC Confirms 123 Candidates For Elections
By Augustine Akhilomen
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that they would hold an emergency meeting to deliberate on the judgement of the Supreme Court in Zamfara State election.
Recall that on Friday, the Supreme Court ruling invalidated the victories of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State.
However, INEC said, “Following the Supreme Court’s judgment delivered today 24th May 2019 on the Governorship, National and State Assembly elections held in Zamfara State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held an emergency meeting to consider the court’s decision.
“The Supreme Court ruled that the All Progressives Congress (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 27th May 2019,” the commission wrote in its Friday statement.