The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, held a meeting over the Supreme Court judgment on the general elections held in Zamfara State.
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, the electoral body met to determine the next course of action following the ruling.
INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye in a statement read, “Following the Supreme Court’s Judgement delivered today 24th May 2019 on the Governorship, National and State Assembly Elections held in Zamfara State, INEC held an emergency meeting to consider the Court’s decision.”
This online news platform gathered that the emergency meeting was inconclusive and is rescheduled for Saturday to deliberate on matter arising from the Supreme Court judgment on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara.
Following the Supreme Court’s Judgement delivered today 24th May 2019 on the Governorship, National and State Assembly Elections held in Zamfara State, INEC held an emergency meeting to consider the Court’s decision….. pic.twitter.com/kGjbP2obao
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) May 24, 2019
One of the decisions expected from the INEC was when it would withdraw the Certificate of Return to those whose elections were nullified and when it would issue same to those declared winner by the court judgment.
Justice Paul Galinji, delivering the lead judgment in Abuja, disclosed that the APC and all its candidates that participated in the elections gate-crashed, having not conducted lawful primaries.
According to him, INEC was right not have recognized the participation of APC in those elections. Galinji, therefore, ordered that all the political parties whose candidates scored the second highest votes in the elections and the required spread should be declared winners forthwith.