Court Nullifies Two APC Primaries

Two primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the House of Assembly in Yobe State have been nullified by the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu.

Truetells Nigeria gathered that the constituencies affected are Fika/Ngalfa and Jaskusko constituencies.

The presiding judge, Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu in the ruling directed the APC to conduct fresh primaries for the positions within 14 days.

Justice Murtala also warned the party not to temper with the list of the authentic delegates sent to INEC.

In a related development, a former senatorial aspirant for the Yobe North ticket in Yobe State, Abubakar Jinjiri, has withdrawn the suit he filed against the APC senatorial candidate for the senatorial district, Bashir Machina, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the APC over the senatorial ticket.

Jinjiri, through his counsel, Barrister Usman Lukman Nuhu, told Justice Fadima Aminu of the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, that a notice of discontinuance had been filed and served on the defendants in the matter.

Barrister Nuhu said he had Jinjiri’s instruction to withdraw the suit and prayed the court to discontinue the case and make an order striking it out.

Machina’s counsel, Barrister Mohammed Ngumurumi who held the brief of Ibrahim Bawa, SAN, however, prayed the court to dismiss the case instead of striking it out.

She said the notice of discontinuance was valid and accordingly she dismissed the case as prayed by Machina’s counsel.

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