Zamfara Governor denies ordering arrests as Supreme Court affirms poll victory

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The Governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Bello Mohammed says he did not order the recent arrest of some suspected law offenders in the State.

Those who “willingly broke the law” were arrested by the law not the Governor, Matawalle said in a Statement through his media Adviser, Zailani Bappa.

“The Police and, indeed, all other Security operatives are not my property, nor are they working for my personal interest but for the well being of Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Supreme Court sitting in Abuja has upheld the Appeal Court judgment affirming the victory of Governor Bello Matawalle in the suit filed by Alhaji Mohammed Takori, the Gubernatorial candidate of APDA political Party in Zamfara State.

Four of the five-man panel held that the Appeal Court judgment was valid as the suit was filed behind time.

The judges equally ruled on the issue of spread in favor of Governor Bello Muhammad, stating that the decision of INEC on it issue was valid.

Primary elections, as challenged by Takori, the Court ruled was entirely a party affair, thus dismissing the case.

Responding to the judgement, Governor Matawalle said the verdict was in favour of the masses.

He promised to double his efforts in ensuring peace justice, development and fair play.

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