By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has ruled in favour of Governor Bello Matawalle who was dragged before it by one Alhaji Mohammed Takori, Gubernatorial candidate of APDA political Party in Zamfara State.
A statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Zailani Bappa, said four of the five man panel ruled in favor of Governor Matawalle that the judgement of the Supreme Court was valid and the case was filed behind time and one Judge dissented on this.
Similarly the judges ruled that the issue of spread challenged by Takori was in favor of Governor Bello Muhammad and that the INEC decision on this issue was valid.
On the issue of primary elections, the Court ruled that Takori had no valid argument because the issue of primaries are entirely a party affair.
After the judgement, the newly appointed Commissioner of Justice, Nura Zarumi said the ruling against Matawalle that the case was time valid would be challenged in court at the appropriate time
Responding to the judgement Governor Matawalle said the verdict was in favour of the masses and that every trumped up challenge against his people’s oriented government will continue to suffer defeat. He promised to double his efforts in ensuring peace justice, development and fair play.