INEC to reveal next line of action on Monday after Supreme Court ruling in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will reveal its next line of action over Supreme Court ruling in Zamfara on Monday.

Okay Nigeria News reports on Friday that a Supreme Court ruling dismissed an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the nullification of primary election in Zamfara.

However, reacting to the ruling, Festus Okoye, INEC director of voter education and publicity, disclosed in a statement on Friday in Abuja, that the commission will meet on Saturday after an emergency meeting held Friday afternoon.

The statement read:

“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 27. May 2019.”

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