INEC to Conduct Fresh Guber Primary in Northern State as Court Sacks APC Candidate
- Another governorship primary election will be conducted in the Taraba chapter of the All Progressives Congress
- This is as the Federal High Court in the state capital, Jalingo, has voided the election which produced, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the APC's candidate
- Added to this, the court ordered INEC not to recognise Bwacha as the candidate and directed it to conduct another poll in 14 days
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Jalingo, Taraba - Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba, has been sacked by the Federal High Court.
In a ruling delivered on Tuesday, September 20, the court sitting in Jalingo presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda nullified Bwacha's election victory, Punch reports.
Justice Amobeda also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct another governorship primary in the state in not more than two weeks.
Meanwhile, the court ordered Bwacha to stop parading himself as the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the state.
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The verdict came after an application was filed at the court by Chief David Kente, one of the party's aspirants in Taraba.
According to The Cable's report, the presiding judge faulted the results of the primary.
However, the APC's lawyer said the judgment will be studied after which the party will decide what next to do.
Police detains CEO of Rock FM in Abuja over Senator Bwacha’s petition
In what can be described as another bad day for journalists in Nigeria, the Police at the FCID Abuja, have allegedly detained the Publisher of Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper and CEO of Rock FM Jalingo, Ayodele Samuel Oloye over Senator Emmanuel Bwacha’s petition.
Bwacha had petitioned the highest investigating arm of the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID to investigate the publisher,, accusing him of cyber-stalling, defamation of character and frustration of ambition among others.
According to Ayodele in an alert sent to media colleagues on Monday morning, and sighted by Legit.ng, before he was allegedly detained, said:
“I’m Ayodele Samuel Publisher of Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper and CEO of Rock FM Jalingo, the first private FM radio station in Taraba State..."