The Supreme Court has declared that the All Progressives Congress
(APC) had no candidates in the 2019 general elections. The five-member
panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, held that the
party the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the
party rules. In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Adamu Galinji, the
apex court held that all votes cast for the APC as “wasted votes” and
declared that the political parties with the second highest votes in
the elections and the required spread, are elected to the various

What the ruling means is that  PDP’ Bello Mutawalle set to become
governor after supreme court verdict.
The Zamfara state governorship candidate for Peoples Democratic Party
( PDP) in the 2019 general election Dr Bello Muhammad Mutawalle is set
to become the next governor of the state according to results declared
by INEC in February this year. The supreme court judgement nullified
all APC votes in the state and ordered that parties with second
highest votes take over. How ever, the results declared by the INEC
showed that the PDP’s Mutawalle is set to take over the mantle of
leadership in the state as he trailed behind APC’s Mukhtar Shehu
Idris. The returning officer for the governorship election in the
state Prof Kabiru Bala said Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris got 534,541
while his opponent Dr Bello Muhammad Mutawalle of the PDP polled
189,452. The candidate for the National Rescue Movement (NRM) Senator
Dansadau scored 15,177