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Federal High Court nullifies APC Primary Election in Nasarawa

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

LAFIA – The Nasarawa State West Senatorial District’s All Progressives Congress (APC) Primary Election has been nullified by the Federal High Court and ordered the party to conduct fresh election in the zone within 14 days.

While delivering the judgment, Justice Nehezina Afolabi gave the order in Lafia, the State capital, while in a suit filed by one of the APC aspirants, Mr Labaran Magaji.

Justice Afolabi said “The delegates’ list used during the primary election on the fourth of June, 2022, was fake; therefore, the purported declaration of Mr Shehu Tukur as winner of the election stands nullified.” 

She asked the APC to conduct fresh Primary Election within 14 days, using the delegates’ list originally certified by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Also, counsel to the Plaintiff, Mr Ghali Ahmed, stated that, they would study the judgment and come up with a position within 24 hours, while counsel to the defendant, Mubarak Adekilekun, said he will consult with his client on the next line of action about the judgment.

The Plaintiff, Mr Labaran Magaji, noted that, he would continue to seek justice for the interest of APC and the common man. He had approached the court seeking to declare him winner of the APC primary election for Nasarawa West Senatorial Zone of Nasarawa State, alleging irregularities during the exercise.

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