Supreme Court has imposed strangers on Zamfara, Oshiomhole laments

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday claimed that with its last Friday’s judgment, the Supreme Court has imposed strangers on the people of Zamfara State.

He said the judgment did not give justice to the people but was rather based on technicality.

Oshiomhole stated this in Abuja while answering questions from journalists after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee.

The Supreme Court had on Friday, in its judgment on a pre-election matter filed by some aggrieved APC members, voided all the votes won by the party in Zamfara State.

The apex court held that the ruling party did not hold valid primary elections for the governorship, state House of Assembly and National Assembly elections in the state.

The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificates of return and issue them to the party with the next highest lawful votes.

When asked for his comment on the judgment, Oshiomhole said, “How can you ask me how I feel when the people of Zamfara voted for us in the manner they did and the courts said those votes were wasted?

“Meanwhile, at the time those votes were cast, the High Court had ruled that our candidate was validly nominated.

“There is something I have learnt from Lord Denning, a famous British Supreme Court Justice, that the law has to be interpreted taking into account the intentions of the lawmakers and try to deliver justice in its purest form.”
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