The Supreme Court on Thursday, May 2, promised to decide the pre-election case concerning primaries held by the Zamfara branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before it would proceed on its annual vacation.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, said the court would ensure it decides the case before the vacation.
Tanko said this in relation to the appeal filed by the governor-elect of Zamfara state, Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris, and others, against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto division.
Legit.ng reported earlier that the Sokoto division of the Appeal Court nullified the primaries that produced all the candidates for the 2019 elections in the state.
The court had ruled that that due process was not followed in the conduct of the primaries.
As a result, the governor-elect challenged the ruling at the Supreme Court.
It was also reported how the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) recently said that the Supreme Court would determine the validity of the APC primary elections in Zamfara state.
It was learnt that the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto had set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara high court which allowed the APC to field candidates in the 2019 elections.
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NEC also withheld certificates of return of Mukhtar Shehu, the governor-elect, and that of the lawmakers-elect following the ruling of the appeal court.
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