All parts of Zamfara State have been thrown into a wild jubilation mood following the Supreme Court judgement which voided the primaries of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC).
The people mostly youth were seen jubilating round major towns and cities of the state speeding in cars and motorcycles and carrying the posters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second in all the elections during the February and March general elections in the state.
Most of the people who spoke to New Nigerian described the Supreme Court verdict as victory for the rule of law which will serve as deterrent to other leaders who impose candidates on the people.
A musician turned politician and PDP candidate for Anka/Talata Mafara Federal Constituency, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad (Classic), described the verdict as the best considering the fact that he was robbed of victory during the National Assembly elections.
APC factional chairman in Zamfara State loyal to Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, described the verdict as a positive development for democracy in the country.
“Though the Supreme Court verdict gave the party with the second highest votes but we are happy because it is now obvious that supremacy of party stands above imposition”, he said.
A statement by the PDP governorship, Matawale campaign organisation signed by Umar Muhammad called on the people of the state to be law abiding in their celebrations.
“Today’s 24/5/2019, decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in Abuja is a great testimony that truth and patience will always excel.
“We at the Matawalle campaign organization wish to extend our gratitude to the Almighty Allah and the entire people of Zamfara State especially the PDP supporters for their patience and good conduct while the court judgment lasted”, he said.
The Supreme Court has declared that the APC had no candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State.
The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.