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Court orders fresh APC gov’ship primary in Taraba

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo has nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the flag…

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo has nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the flag bearer in Taraba State for the 2023 general elections.

The presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, ordered that a fresh primary poll be conducted within 14 days of the judgment.

David Sabo Kente, one of the aspirants in the Taraba APC guber primary, on May 26, sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Emmanuel Bwacha and APC as the first, second and third defendants, respectively, challenging the legitimacy of the conduct of the primary.

 “No APC governorship primary election was held in Taraba. Therefore, the nomination of the second defendant (Bwacha) as the governorship candidate did not comply with the Electoral Act of 2022,” the judge held.