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October 4, 2023
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2023 polls: Tribunal confirms Dauda as Zamfara governor 


The election petition tribunal sitting in Sokoto, Monday, affirmed the victory of Governor Dauda Lawalas a confirmation of the will of the people of Zamfara state.

Governor Lawal emerged victorious in the March governorship election by defeating the incumbent with a decisive victory.

The spokesperson to the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, in a statement on Monday in Gusau, stressed that the tribunal’s verdict represented the will and decision of the people.

He said: “A moment ago, Dauda Lawal was affirmed as the winner of the March 18, 2023, governorship election by the Zamfara Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Sokoto.

“The judgement was not surprising but rather an affirmation of the collective decision made by the unwavering people of Zamfara.

“Governor Dauda Lawal emerged victorious in the governorship election with an impressive margin of 65,750 votes.

“Let it be known that this victory belongs to all the people of Zamfara, not just the governor and his party.

“The judgement would encourage Governor Lawal to continue in his resolve to fulfil his mandate and work tirelessly to ensure that the people of Zamfara state experience the benefits of good governance.

“Governor Dauda Lawal’s rescue mission, which began on May 29th after his administration was sworn in, has already made remarkable strides in improving security, education, infrastructure, and agriculture.” 

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