We’re Not Scared Of Rerun – PDP Boasts As Court Sacks Zamfara Governor Lawal

We’re Not Scared Of Rerun – PDP Boasts As Court Sacks Zamfara Governor Lawal

The Zamfara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism in its ability to secure a resounding victory in the rerun election ordered by the Court of Appeal. Party spokesman Buhari Maijega conveyed this unwavering belief during a telephone interview with newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.

Maijega expressed confidence in Governor Dauda Lawal’s ability to emerge victorious in the rerun election. He said Lawal maintained a lead of over 65,000 votes against his APC opponent, former Governor Bello Matawalle, in the previous governorship election. He added that the total number of votes in question from the three affected local government areas where the rerun election would be held did not even reach 100,000.

“It would be practically impossible for the APC to secure all the votes in the upcoming rerun election,” Maijega said. He highlighted the prevailing security challenges that could deter many voters from participating, particularly in rural areas where banditry has disrupted polling units.

Maijega added, “Governor Lawal has a strong chance of defeating former Governor Bello Mattawalle for several reasons. He had already accumulated a 65,000-vote lead over the immediate past Governor Mattawalle.” He further hinted that depending on the outcome, Lawal might challenge the Appeal Court’s decision at the Supreme Court, suggesting that Mattawalle could face a formidable legal battle.

Maijega appealed to APC members and supporters to turn out in large numbers to secure Governor Dauda Lawal’s position, as the rerun election would only affect a few polling units in Maradun, Bukkuyum, and Birnin Magaji local government areas.

Maijega expressed faith in Lawal’s victory, stating, “Even if the PDP did not actively campaign, I am highly optimistic that Dr. Dauda Lawal will still garner additional votes in those three local governments and retain his governorship position. I urge our supporters to remain calm. We will, by the grace of God, emerge victorious.”

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