Tension as Supreme Court Sacks APC Governorship Candidate

Tension as Supreme Court Sacks APC Governorship Candidate

  • The Supreme Court has nullified the APC governorship candidate, Emmanuel Bwacha, election as the party's flagbearer in the 2023 governorship election
  • Bwacha was earlier disqualified as the governorship candidate of the APC by high courts in Jalingo and Abuja before an appeal court in Yola reinstated him
  • David Sabo Kente, one of the aspirants on the party's governorship ticket in the state challenged the ruling of the appeal court at the supreme court

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Jalingo, Taraba - Emmanuel Bwacha, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election in Taraba state has been sacked by the supreme court.

Justice Kudirat Kekere-Eku, leading 5-panel judges on Wednesday, February 1, upheld the ruling of the federal high court, which stated that the ruling party did not hold any valid primary in Taraba, The Cable reported.

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Why the supreme court sacked APC governorship candidate, Emmanuel Bwacha, in Taraba

Bwacha was earlier sacked as the candidate of the APC by a federal high court in Jalingo, the state capital on September 20.

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Following the ruling, his campaign organisation called on his supporters and the people of the state to remain calm.

Aaron Arthimas, Bwacha's gubernatorial campaign council's spokesperson, in a statement at the state capital said the judgment is a temporary setback for the team.

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He was also sacked by a federal high court in Abuja, where the APC was ordered to conduct a fresh governorship primary election.

He was reinstated as the governorship candidate of the APC by an appeal court Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

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One of the aspirants of the APC, David Sabo Kente, has challenged the decision of the appeal court that declared Bwacha as the authentic candidate of the APC in the state in the 2023 governorship election.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has disclosed that the APC never promised that it will not remove fuel subsidies when it was campaigning in 2015.

The governor added that he personally met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the importance of removing the subsidies.

However, he lamented that some unnamed people within the president, who are not members of the APC are working against the ruling party.

Source: Legit.ng

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