Court nullifies APC governorship primary in Taraba state


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as its governorship candidate.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu had in his ruling on Monday, declared that based on submissions made before him by all concerned parties, the purported primary election conducted by APC on 26th of May this year upon which the party announced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (APC, Taraba South), as its candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial elections, was a nullity.

Monday’s ruling was instituted by the senator representing Taraba Central, Yusuf A. Yusuf.

Reacting to the judgement, Senator Yusuf told journalists at the National Assembly that the ruling was a victory for democracy driven by internal party democracy.

“I am not against my party or any member but strictly for due process in doing things, which was thrown to the winds in the purported APC governorship primary in Taraba State.

“I am happy that the required windows have been provided for all interested parties, from the aspirants to the party executives and INEC, to do the right thing with the ordered fresh primary election.”

Bwacha was last month sacked by another Federal High Court in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, in a different case instituted by Chief David Sabo Kente, a governorship aspirant in the APC gubernatorial primary held on 26th of May this year.

Both courts, in their separate rulings, called on the leadership of the APC to conduct a fresh governorship primary in Taraba.

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