The Federal high court sitting in Gusau has nullified the PDP Governorship primary election in Zamfara state and ordered fresh primaries.
Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, who contested in the PDP Governorship primaries dragged the party and Dr Dauda Lawal who emerged winner during the controversial primaries to court.
He begged the court to nullify the primary election for what he described as gross irregularities among other prayers.
Reading the 109 pages of the court judgment, the presiding judge, Justice Aminu Baffa Aliyu, said, “all the prayers of the Plaintiffs have been granted” and consequently the primary election conducted by the PDP became null and void.
Justice Aminu ordered that, fresh primary election must be conducted to ensure justice and fairness to all the parties in the case.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the judgment, Counsel to the Plaintiff, Barrister Ibrahim Ali, explained that, the presiding judge started the judgment by resolving the the issue of preliminary objections that were raised by the Defendants in the suit.
“The court held that, it has the jurisdiction to entertain the matter, because it is purely a pre election matter as we laid in our claims and the court after looking into merit of our defence decided the case in our favour”
“our Prayers were; the primary elections conducted by the committee led by Adamu Maina Waziri be nullified by the court and order be given by the court for the Conduct of fresh primary election inline with the PDP’s constitution and guidelines. And all our prayers have been granted ” Barrister Aliyu explained
However, the state legal adviser of the PDP Zamfara State Chapter, Barrister Bashir Abubakar Masana said, they would study the judgment and take the next line of action which is to appeal the judgment.