The Court of Appeal on Thursday in Abuja nullified the March 18 governorship election won by Mr Dauda Lawal of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
It ordered a rerun of the election in three local government areas.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Lawal winner of the election which the sitting governor, Mr Bello Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenged in court.
Persecondnews recalls that the tribunal had upheld Lawal’s election, but the Matawalle, now the Minister of State for Defence, proceeded to the Appeal Court.
In its ruling on Thursday, the three-member panel of justices nullified the election of Gov. Lawal and ordered a rerun of the election in three local government areas — Maradun, Birnin Magaji and Bukuyun.