By Kamil Opeyemi
Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has described the election petition tribunal’s confirmation of his election victory as a clear expression of the will of the people.
Lawal secured a win in the March 2023 governorship election, defeating former governor, Mohammed Matawalle.
Earlier, the Zamfara Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Sokoto had affirmed the election of Lawal as the state governor.
In a statement released by the governor’s spokesperson, Sulaiman Idris, on Monday in Gusau, it was emphasised that the tribunal’s verdict reflects the resounding choice made by the people.
“A moment ago, Dauda Lawal was affirmed as the winner of the March 18, 2023, governorship election at the Zamfara Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Sokoto. The judgement was not surprising but rather an affirmation of the collective decision made by the unwavering people of Zamfara,” the statement read
“Let it be known that this victory belongs to all the people of Zamfara, not just the Governor and his party.
“The judgement would encourage Governor Lawal to continue with his resolve to fulfil his mandate and work tirelessly to ensure that the people of Zamfara State experience the benefits of good governance.
“Governor Dauda Lawal’s rescue mission, which began on May 29th after his administration was sworn in, has already made remarkable strides in improving security, education, infrastructure, and agriculture,” it added
Lawal polled 377,726 votes to defeat Matawalle who polled 311,976 votes.