Court Sacks Taraba APC Gov Candidate, Orders Fresh Primary

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Justice Simon Amobeda of the Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba State has sacked the governorship candidate​ of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha.

It could​ be recalled that a group of aggrieved aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Taraba State after the Apc governorship primary​ early this year alleged that the primary election committee for Taraba state was nowhere to be found and so, no primaries were conducted in the state.

An aggrieved aspirant, David Sabon Kente thereafter dragged the party and its candidate to court over the recognition of Bwacha as candidate of the party.

The presiding Judge in his ruling directed that a fresh governorship primary election be conducted within 14 days.

The court also ordered Bwacha to stop parading himself as the governorship candidate of the APC.

Justice Amobeda explained that it is not possible for all the primary results to have the same handwriting while the returning officer declared that no primary was held in the state at the police headquarters due to security threats.

The Court described as inappropriate, the alleged false declaration of results at the Danbaba Suntai Airport Jalingo before jetting out of the state via a private jet by the returning officer.



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