The Presidency has reacted to Friday’s Supreme Court judgement which dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state.
As previously reported by Naija News, the apex court also voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections.
The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment, held that the APC in Zamfara state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.
The Supreme court in a lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, declared all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and ordered that the runner-up candidate be sworn in if he fulfils the constitutional requirement of getting one-quarter of the total votes cast in at least two-thirds of the local government areas of the northern state.
Reacting in a Twitter post, Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, described the court outcome as “painful.”
See the Tweet;
We lost Zamfara, so painful! https://t.co/RHPkQp0SOC
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 24, 2019