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Ribadu VS Binani: Adamawa APC rejects court verdict

The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has rejected the Federal High Court judgment that excluded it from partaking in the 2023…

The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has rejected the Federal High Court judgment that excluded it from partaking in the 2023 general election.

At a press briefing on Saturday, Secretary of the party, Dr. Raymond Chidama, asked the party supporters to be calm, saying the party will appeal the judgment.

He said the “harsh” court verdict prompted a stakeholders’ meeting with the state working committee, state executives, and local government chairmen of the party to deliberate on a way forward where they have all agreed to make a move in reclaiming its mandate.

Recall that a Federal High Court 1 sitting in Yola, presided by Justice Abdulaziz Anka, on Friday declared the gubernatorial primaries of the main opposition in the state null and void, holding that the party failed to comply with its guidelines and constitutional provisions while conducting primaries.

Justice Anka warned Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani to desist from parading herself as the gubernatorial candidate.

Malam Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who lost the gubernatorial ticket to Binani, had challenged her victory in court.