Appeal Court Gives Final Verdict on APC Governorship Candidate In Powerful Northern State

Appeal Court Gives Final Verdict on APC Governorship Candidate In Powerful Northern State

  • A court of appeal sitting in Yola, the Adamawa state, has set aside the decision of the federal high court in Jalingo, that nullified the primary election of APC in Taraba state
  • Justice Tani Yusuf, in a 3-man panel judgement, reinstated senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the APC governorship candidate in the 2023 governorship election in Taraba
  • David Sabo Kente, a governorship aspirant in the APC primary in the state, filed a petition before a federal high court in Jalingo, the court later nullified the election in October

Jalingo, Taraba - Senator Emmanuel Bwacha has been reinstated as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba state by an appeal court in Yola, Adamawa state capital.

Justice Tani Yusuf, who led the 3-man panel on Thursday, November 24, set aside the earlier judgment of the federal high court in Jalingo, Taraba state capital, Sahara Reporters reported.

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Court reinstates Emmanuel Bwacha as the APC governorship candidate in Taraba Photo Credit: Femi Adesina
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Court decisions on APC governorship candidates for the 2023 election

A federal high court in Jalingo has on September 20, nullified APC primary election that produced Bwacha as the APC governorship candidate in the 2023 election.

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The high court also ordered the ruling party to conduct a fresh primary election and elect a new governorship candidate.

One of the aspirants of the party, David Sabo Kente, had filed a petition before the high court, to argue that no APC governorship primary was held in Taraba state.

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Justice Simon Amobeda later nullified the election that produced Bwacha and ordered a new primary within 14 days.

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The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop recognising Bwacha as the candidate of the APC.

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onebeat.com.ng earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to know its fates in 2 states over the continued litigations against their governorship primaries in the states.

This is as months after the leading political parties conducted their governorship primaries, litigations have kept their fate dangling in the 2023 governorship election.

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The ruling APC did not have governorship candidates in Taraba and Adamawa states, this is a similar case that happened to the party in Zamfara during the 2019 election.

Source: onebeat.com.ng

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