Court nullifies Fagge APC state assembly primary, orders fresh election


By Ismail Auwal

Ahead of the 2023 general election a Federal High Court sitting in Kano has nullified Fagge  Local Government Area state assembly primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The court gave the decision yesterday in a suit brought before it by aggrieved member of the party, Muratala Abdullahi who lamented that no primaries was held in the local government.

The plantiff’s counsel, Barrister Abba Hikima, briefed SAHELIAN TIMES that the ruling party does not have a delegate in the affected local government.

“Some party members gathered and announced Musa Obe, the current Vice Chairman of Fagge, as the party’s state assembly candidate without holding primaries.”

He stated that the court asked the dependent to produce any evidence that the primaries were held “but they couldn’t.”

The presiding Judge Justice Liman in his ruling yesterday, held that the Abdullahi was shut out of the primaries unlawfully, adding that the process amounted to nullity.

In  the judgment the judge agreed with the plaintiffs that he was excluded in the process to participate in the party primaries.

He, therefore, ruled that obe elected from the primary stand nullified and should not be recognized as candidate.

The court directed the ruling party to conduct fresh primary election for state assembly in the local government within the next 14 days.

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