Appeal court returns Bwacha as APC Governorship candidate in Taraba State

By Salisu Waziri, Taraba.

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The appeal court sitting in Yola Adamawa on Thursday upheld the governorship primary that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the APC governorship candidate in Taraba state for the 2023 election and set aside the decision of the federal high Jalingo that nullified the election.

Our Correspondent reports that Sen. Bwacha through his counsel Barrister Festus K.I had approached the upper court challenging the decision of the federal high court Jalingo presided by justice Simon Amobeda.

Justice Amobeda had on Sept.20, 2022, in his ruling in the case brought by Chief David Sabi Kente, challenging the declaration of senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Taraba by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on the ground that the primaries did not hold, Amobeda directed INEC to conduct a fresh governorship primary in the state within 14 days and also ordered senator Bwacha to stop parading himself as the governorship candidate of the APC and INEC to stop recognising him (Bwacha), as the APC governorship candidate.

Mr. Aaron Artimas, Taraba state APC publicity secretary who confirmed the development to newsmen in Jalingo, described the judgment as a victory for Tarabans.

Aaron also said the judgment was a true reflection that Nigeria’s judiciary is still the hope of the common man.

 

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