A’Court Verdict: We’re Not Afraid Of Re-run Poll, Zamfara Gov Tells Opposition

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Governor Dauda Lawal has restated that the people of Zamfara State bestowed their trust in his administration, hence he was not afraid of a rerun poll as ordered by the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal.
The governor, who returned to the state on Monday from an official foreign trip, was greeted by a crowd of supporters in an electrifying atmosphere upon his arrival in Gusau, the state capital.
LEADERSHIP reports that the appellate court had last week nullified the electoral victory of Governor Lawal of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ordered INEC to conduct a rerun in three local government areas of the State.
But, a statement by the Spokesperson of the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, on Tuesday, said the massive crowd that received the governor on arrival in the state was a testament to the high level of trust in his administration.
According to him, Governor Lawal’s government enjoys immense support from the people of Zamfara, who display their affection as a show of solidarity.
He said: “Yesterday, while returning to Zamfara from an official trip in Abidjan, Governor Dauda Lawal was received by an unprecedented crowd of people.
“Governor Lawal’s convoy was welcomed by a massive crowd from the Tsafe local government area to Gusau, the state capital.
“In his remark at the State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Lawal reiterated that the people of Zamfara have placed their trust in his leadership. He vowed to work tirelessly to honour that confidence.
“We are not afraid of a re-run. The people of Zamfara have entrusted us with their votes. We are prepared and optimistic; even if the election occurs tomorrow, we are ready to go to Maradun local government.
“We are fully committed to our rescue mission, and no obstacle can impede our determination and focus.”



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