Connect with us


BREAKING : Court nullifies APC governorship primary



 BREAKING Court nullifies APC governorship primary

An Abia High Court has nullified the victory of Ikechi Emenike as the in 6 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election held in the state on Thursday.

PlatinumPost reports that the party had returned Emenike as the duly elected candidate for the 2023 governorship poll.

But the court presided by Justice O. A Chijioke, in a suit instituted by Mr. Chinedum Nwole and two others, declared that Emenike lacked the locus standi to contest the primary election based on the fact that he had been suspended from the party.

The court ruled that both Emenike and the Abia state chairman of the party, Donatus Nwakpa breached article 9.3 of the APC constitution by going ahead to participate in the primary election.

READ ALSO :APC presidential primary : Confusion as Buhari jets out of Nigeria

The court declared as illegal the participation of the duo in the ward, local council, state and the recently held national convention of the party.

The judge ruled in part: “That by the virtue of the suspension of the first defendant (Emenike) as a member of the second defendant (APC), the first defendant cannot participate in whatever form whatsoever in the activities of the second defendant including the scheduled ward, local government, state and national congresses of the second defendant due to to take place between 2021 and 2022.

“That order of injunction is hereby made restraining the first defendant from parading, dignifying and or posturing himself as a legitimate member of APC during the subsisting of his suspension from the party as prescribed by the constitution.”

The court thereby directed the Senator Abdullahi Adamu led national working committee (NWC) to henceforth desist from having any dealing with the duo based on the subsisting court order.


bbc news nigeria today

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

© 2018- 2022 PlatinumPost Multimedia Limited. All Rights Reserved.


- Website Designed By DEBORIAN.COM, a Nigerian Web Designer and Web Developer -