A second round of the governorship primary in Zamfara State has been scheduled for Friday (tomorrow).
Alhaji Dauda Lawal Dare’s victory in the party’s earlier governorship primary, was last Friday declared invalid by a Federal High Court in the state, which cited blatant violations of the party’s constitution and rules as justifications.
Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, a former member of congress, had requested the court to declare the election invalid because of serious irregularities.
Alhaji Ahmad Sani Kaura, the party’s state chairman, stated that everything was being done to ensure that the state’s primary election will be conducted peacefully and on an even playing field for all candidates.
He said, “The Peoples Democratic Party is a law- abiding entity and we are complying with the court order to conduct a fresh primary election. The contestants remain the same, Alhaji Dauda Lawal Dare, Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, Wadatau Madawaki and Hafiz Nahuche.
“The national headquarters of our party has scheduled the rerun to hold on 23 September 2022 (tomorrow). Officials from the headquarters are coming to Gusau to conduct a peaceful and acceptable election.
“As I’m talking to you, congresses are being held in wards to ensure gender compliance because part of what court said was that women were excluded from the delegate list. We are including them now.”