- The Federal High Court in Damaturu has voided two APC primaries conducted for seats in the Yobe state House of Assembly
- The court also warned the ruling party not to tamper with the list of authentic delegates sent to INEC earlier
- Fika/Ngalfa and Jaskusko are the affected constituencies which have no candidates for the state legislative body
Damaturu, Yobe - Two primary elections conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the House of Assembly in Yobe have been nullified by the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu.
The constituencies whose elections were voided by the court on Wednesday, October 19, are those of Fika/Ngalfa and Jaskusko, The Nation has gathered.
Delivering the verdict, the presiding judge, Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu, directed the APC to conduct fresh primaries for the positions within two weeks.
Moreover, Justice Aminu ordered that the ruling party must not tamper with the original list of delegates sent to INEC.
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Fresh trouble brews in APC as 8 aggrieved Yobe aspirants drag party to court
The APC was in for a long-standing legal battle over grievances of several aspirants in the just concluded party primaries in Yobe state.
The aspirants - eight of them - are dissatisfied with the outcome of the APC primaries for the state and the federal constituencies.
The APC's ticket for the Yobe North senatorial seat has caused a rift between the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan and Bashir Machina who won at the party's primary.
Lawan a sitting lawmaker obtained the form to contest for the party's presidential ticket but lost at the primary.
As a second option, he had expected Machina to withdraw from the race so that the party can conduct a fresh primary where he would probably emerge a winner for the Yobe North senatorial seat.
Serious confusion as INEC says no candidate for Yobe North senatorial seat
Recall that INEC had said that the APC Yobe North Senatorial district has no candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
The commission's office in Damaturu, Yobe said it has only candidates for Yobe South and Yobe East.