Nomination of PDP House of Representatives candidate in Zamfara is overturned by the court.


On Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja declared the primary election that produced Sani Galadima as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Zamfara State’s Kaura Namoda/Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency null and void.

The judge, who issued the ruling in response to an application filed by two PDP members, Muzammil Idris and Ibrahim Sani, ordered the party to hold a new election in the constituency within 14 days.

The suit named Galadima, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as respondents.

“An order is hereby made restraining the 1st defendant (Galadima) from parading himself as the purported winner of the 3rd defendant’s (PDP) primary election,” Justice Ekwo said.

the nomination of its candidate to represent Zamfara State’s Kaura Namoda/Bimin-Magaji Federal Constituency in the upcoming 2023 general elections.”