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2023: Court Nullifies Adamawa APC Primaries, Bars Party From Fielding Guber. Candidate

Saturday 15 October 2022

Court Nullifies APC Primaries in Northern State, Declares Party Cannot Field Governorship Candidate In 2023
Ribadu and Binani

The All Progressives Congress’s governorship primary election has been declared invalid by a Federal High Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa state.

The primary election produced Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani as the party’s governorship candidate.

However, Justice Abdul-aziz Anka ruled that the APC-organized election in May was invalid in his decision on Friday, October 14.

The judge reportedly also threw out Binani’s alleged election triumph, according to report.

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However, Justice Anka held that 51 (1 to 4) of the Electoral Act was violated as there was ‘overvoting’ in the poll exercise.

The Judge stated that 50 delegates from the Lamurde local government area who ought not to have voted during the primary election were allowed to vote.

The judge added that there was no evidence that the party had conducted a Special Adhoc Delegates election there.

Following his defeat, Ribadu, a former EFCC chairman, dragged Senator Binani to court to challenge her victory.

He claimed that 1,009 delegates were accredited, contrary to the outcome, which indicated that a total of 1,011 votes were cast.

Ribadu, therefore, urged the court to nullify the election and order fresh conduct of another governorship primary.

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via: Information Nigeria

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