Monday, March 4, 2019

Court Nullifies Kano PDP Governorship Primary

Barely five days to the governorship election, a Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified the governorship primary election conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP,) which produced Abba Kabir-Yusuf as the PDP’s flag-bearer in the state.

The cancellation of the primary election followed the suit filed before the Court, by one of the party gubernatorial aspirants, Alhaji Ibrahim Ali-Amin, who challenged the legitimacy of the process which produced Kabir-Yusuf as candidate.

Al-Amin alleged that the PDP during the primary election “sidelined and booted him out” of the race.

Delivering a ruling, Justice Lewis Alagua, nullified the election on the premise that the party had no incontrovertible reason to deny the plaintiff participating in the primary election because he formally brought his expression and nomination form. Alagua also held that denying the plaintiff the right to participate in the primary election, contravened the provision of the Electoral Act. He ordered for a valid fresh primary election before the forthcoming governorship election on March 9 in the country.

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