Governor Dauda Lawal, of Zamfara state, has described the Court of Appeal’s verdict as a temporary setback.
The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, declared the Zamfara State governorship election inconclusive.
More to that, the court was also observed to have ordered a rerun in three local government councils of the state.
The councils, where the fresh election is to be conducted as listed out by the three-man judges, are Maradun, Birnin-Magaji and Bukkuyum.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the governor through his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, said that he was elected due to dissatisfaction with the status quo in Zamfara State.
According to him, the outcome of the governorship election on March 18 accurately represented the people’s yearning for a shift towards positive development and progress.
He said: “The ruling by the Appeal Court is a temporary setback. However, I remain optimistic that the collective decision of the people will ultimately prevail.
“We will emerge victorious. Our unwavering determination and steadfast commitment leave no room for doubt or fear.
“We faced numerous challenges on the road to victory in the last election. But let me assure our people that we are fully committed to going to great lengths to retain this widely acclaimed mandate.
“I want to call on the people of Zamfara to remain calm. Our legal team is thoroughly reviewing the verdict. We will follow through with the necessary actions to achieve a just outcome.”