Court sacks APC lawmaker, declares PDP candidate winner

By Editor on 07/03/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,570


A Federal High Court sitting in Yola Adamawa State Capital, on Wednesday ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not field any candidate for Yola-North, Yola-South, and Girei federal constituency.

Delivering judgement, Justice Abdulaziz Anka, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return given to the candidate of the APC, Abdulra’uf Modibbo and issue it to the runners-up in the election, Jafar Ribadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because the APC primary elections that produced Abdilra’uf Modibbo was inconclusive.

The counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Yahaya Dangana, stated that consequent upon the conduct of the APC primary on the 7th of October 2018, the primary was adjudged to be inconclusive and a petition was written to the appeal committee of the APC that the primary be revisited.

He added: “Instead of looking into it, the APC appeal committee went ahead and sat with the NWC and forwarded the name of one Abdurrauf as the candidate of the party.

“Since there was a petition that was not addressed, we ran to the court to say that the primary which was inconclusive cannot produce a candidate, citing the case of APC vs Kari in Kano where the Supreme Court agreed that inconclusive primary cannot produce a candidate for any party.

"The effect of the judgement as the court directed is that if at all any certificate of return has been issued to the candidate of the APC said to have won the election, it should be withdrawn by INEC and issued to the candidate of the PDP being the runner-up in the general election.”

The Counsel to the respondent, Barr. Samuel Atungm, said his client would respond appropriately.

He explained: “There are certain aspects that we may cross appeal. There were preliminary objections we filed which the court upheld to the effect that there was alteration to the constitution by the National Assembly which stated that any aggrieved party who intends to go to court pursuant to section 87 of the Electoral Act must do same within 14 days. They did not do that.”

Posted 07/03/2019 03:41:59 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Why we retained age requirements for Senate, Governorship...

Lagos govt closes isolation centres as COVID-19 cases...

2019: I’m seeking re-election to protect Nigeria –...

MoU to Sack APC: Freedom, Joy beckon again,...

$9.6bn judgment: FG agreed to pay $200m deposit,...

Your 2023 comment smacks of self-succession plot, PDP...

Four arrested for duping Nigerians with names of...

Buhari’s team, APC offer opposition parties N50m —ADC...

N7.1 billion theft: Nigeria Senate’s Chief Whip, Orji...

FG’s declaration of South East as red zone...

Nigeria records 195 coronavirus cases in one day...

COVID-19: FG receives Chinese doctors, medical equipment

 

Latest News Plateau Assembly member dies after leg operation EFCC raid ex Ogun Governor’s hotel, guests stripped naked FG bans 91 billionaires, VIPs’ jets over alleged refusal to pay N30bn duty Jos prison attack: Police arrest 8 fleeing inmates Billionaire kidnapper, Evan’s co-defendant Chiemeka Arinze, dies in custody How I ran Central Bank of Biafra – Sylvester Ugoh Omicron detected in various countries, WHO unclear whether it’s more dangerous Botswana confirms 19 cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick interim manager Police kill bandits’ leader, Yellow Magaji who terrorizes Abuja-Kaduna road in hotel Gov. Ugwuanyi unveils action plan for tackling water supply challenge in Enugu COVID-19: FG directs all civil servants to resume, get vaccinated

 

Most Read Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (221,705 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (221,705 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (221,704 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (221,704 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (221,703 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (221,703 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (221,702 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (221,702 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (215,412 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (215,126 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (167,685 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (165,964 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,342) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (57) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (40)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.