Atiku Suffers Fresh Defeat As Court Nullifies His Strong Ally's Election, Orders Fresh Primary

Atiku Suffers Fresh Defeat As Court Nullifies His Strong Ally's Election, Orders Fresh Primary

  • A federal high court in Kaduna has nullified the primary of the PDP for the Kaduna central senatorial district over irregularities
  • The June primary had produced Lawal Adamu, a strong ally of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the candidate of the party for the senatorial district
  • But Justice Garba Umar stated that all the complaints by the plaintiff, Usman Ibrahim, are substantial and, therefore, ordered the court to conduct a fresh primary within 14 days

Kaduna, Kaduna - Lawal Adamu, an ally of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has suffered a strong setback as a federal high court sitting in Kaduna nullified his election.

On Wednesday, November 2, the court nullified Adamu's election as the PDP candidate for Kaduna central senatorial district and ordered the party to conduct a fresh primary, Tribune reported.

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Court nullifies PDP primary for Kaduna central senatorial district Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar
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Why Atiku's ally was disqualified

Usman Ibrahim had filed a suit before the court, praying for the nullification of the PDP primaries conducted in June over alleged irregularities.

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Ibrahim argued that the election was full of over-voting, falsifying the delegate list, and denying his supporters' right to vote.

He then urged the court to cancel the PDP primary in the Kaduna central senatorial district that eventually produced Lawal Adamu as the party's candidate.

PDP primary Atiku Abubakar Kaduna Lawal Adamu

While delivering his judgement, Justice Garba Umar said that the plaintiff's complaints were substantial. He then nullified the election.

Umar ordered the PDP to conduct a fresh primary within the next 14 days and ensure that the environment accommodates all contestants to participate in the primary.

While speaking on the judgment, Usman Ibrahim maintained that the common man has no hope other than the judiciary.

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The plaintiff then expressed gratitude to his supporters and all those who stood behind him for justice.

PDP Crisis: Wike reveals permutation to win 2023 election in Rivers, gives fresh condition to Atiku earlier reported that Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has boasted that the PDP will win all polls in the state, including governorship and house of assembly seats.

Wike, however, expressed uncertainty about the chances of the party when it comes to winning the presidential election in the state.

In a veiled message, the governor disclosed that PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar would not win the state if the right thing were not done.


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