The Supreme Court on Friday nullified all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 governorship and state legislative elections 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.

In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the apex court held that all votes cast for the APC were “wasted votes” and declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the elections and the required spread, are elected to the various elections.

The panel also awarded cost of N10m against APC in favour of the Kabiru Marafa faction of the APC and other respondents in the appeal.

Daily Trust reports that the justices sounded a note of warning to politicians against destroying the country’s democracy.

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