The chairman of the election committee, Hassan Hyet, who announced the result of the primary election declared Lawal-Dare as the winner.
Dauda Lawal-Dare, who was previously the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Zamfara State, has been re-elected in the just concluded primary election for the 2023 general elections, earlier held today, Friday.
Lawal-Dare on Friday polled 422 votes to defeat his rivals, Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Mohammed who got one vote each, and Wadatau Madawaki who scored zero votes.
The chairman of the election committee, Hassan Hyet, who announced the result of the primary election declared Lawal-Dare as the winner, having scored the highest number of votes and was returned as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
Announcing the result, Hyet said, “Based on the rules and guidelines of the party, I have the singular honour to return Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare as duly elected to be the flag bearer of Zamfara state PDP comes 2023.”
Commenting on the outcome of the election, Hassan, who was sent from the PDP headquarters in Abuja to conduct the re-run primary election described it as peaceful, transparent, and credible.
It was gathered that in the re-run primary election, over 455 delegates participated but 431 were accredited while 428 were the total number of votes cast.
Recall that the party’s re-run primary election was sequel to a judgment by the Federal High Court which nullified the previous primary in which Dauda was elected as the PDP governorship candidate.
Ibrahim Shehu, who scored one vote in the re-run primary election and two other aspirants had filed a suit before the Federal High Court, challenging the credibility of the previous primary election.
Following the suit, Justice Aminu Bappa of the Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, the state capital, last Friday nullified the primary election that produced Dauda and ordered a fresh primary election in line with the constitution and guidelines of the party.