- Senator Kabiru Marafa has reacted to the judgement by the Court of Appeal on Zamfara APC's primaries tussle
- Appeal court on Monday, March 25, set aside the ruling of the state high court on the crisis that emanated from party's primaries in the state
- The lawmaker said he and other governorship aspirants in the state were vindicated by the decision of the appeal court
The chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum (downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, has hailed the judgement of the Court of Appeal which set aside the ruling of the Zamfara state high court on the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s primaries tussle.
Legit.ng reports that the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto state on Monday, March 25, set aside the ruling by Justice Bello Shinkafi of the Zamfara state high court on the APC governorship, national and state assembly primaries.
Reacting to the Court of Appeal’s decision on Monday, Senator Marafa, who was one of the governorship aspirants in the state, said the judgement has shown that truth would always prevail over falsehood, saying he and his other colleagues in the race were vindicated.
He said: “I have always believed that the Zamfara state high court ruling was nothing but a black market judgement that can never stand legal scrutiny.
“The appeal court judgement has rekindled the fact that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man. We are all living witnesses to the fact that the APC in Zamfara was unable to conduct primaries and couldn’t reach consensus due to the attitude of Yari, but the Zamfara state high court judge ruled against the truth.
“The appeal court has today done justice by throwing the judgement of the Zamfara High Court to the trash bin, where it rightly belongs."
While commending the million of his supporters for their support, cooperation and patience, Marafa urged them to discountenance the press release from the Zamfara state government House, claiming that today’s judgement has no effect on their election.
“The statement by the Zamfara government House on the Appeal Court judgement is the last kick of dying pigs, not even horses. You can’t build on nothing, APC didn’t conduct primaries, they don’t therefore have candidates in the just concluded elections,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto, led by Justice Tom Yakubu, set aside the judgment of a Zamfara high court on the APC primaries.
It was reported that the exercise produced the party’s candidates for governorship, national and state Assembly elections.
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