The petition filed by the immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle against the present governor, Dauda Lawal has been dismissed by the Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Sokoto.
Recall that the Zamfara State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Sokoto, on August 21, 2023, reserved judgement on the petition seeking to nullify the election of Dauda Lawal as Zamfara State governor in the 2023 general election.
Lawal, who contested on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, was declared the governor of Zamfara State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 18, 2023.
However, his predecessor from the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenged his victory in court.
In his petition, he asked the tribunal’s three-member panel, headed by Justice Cordelia Ogadi, to nullify Dauda’s election and declare him the winner of the election.