Appeal Court Judgement A Temporary Setback, Says Zamfara Governor

Governor Dauda Lawal
Zamfara State

Zakari Isah - Kaduna 

Zamfara State Governor Dauda Lawal described the court of appeal’s verdict as a temporary setback.

On Thursday, a three-judge appellate court panel declared the Zamfara State governorship election inconclusive. The court ordered a rerun in three local government areas: Maradun, Birnin-Magaji, and Bukkuyum.

In a statement on Friday by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, Governor Lawal said that he was elected due to dissatisfaction with the status quo in Zamfara State.

According to him, the outcome of the governorship election on March 18 accurately represented the people’s yearning for a shift towards positive development and progress.

He said: “The ruling by the Appeal Court is a temporary setback. However, I remain optimistic that the collective decision of the people will ultimately prevail.

“We will emerge victorious. Our unwavering determination and steadfast commitment leave no room for doubt or fear.

“We faced numerous challenges on the road to victory in the last election. But let me assure our people that we are fully committed to going to great lengths to retain this widely acclaimed mandate.

“I want to call on the people of Zamfara to remain calm. Our legal team is thoroughly reviewing the verdict. We will follow through with the necessary actions to achieve a just outcome.”


Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the Zamfara Governor

November 17, 2023

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