2023 Elections: Supreme Court affirms Uba Sani as Kaduna APC governorship candidate

2023 Elections: Supreme Court affirms Uba Sani as Kaduna APC governorship candidate

  • Senator Uba Sani will be heading into the 2023 general election as the legitimate gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Kaduna state
  • The federal lawmaker who has survived the High Court and the appellate triumphed again at the Supreme Court in the case seeking his removal
  • He will be looking towards clinching victory as he begins preparations in the penultimate month of the elections

FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed two appeals brought against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Sen. Uba Sani by Sani Mahmoud Sha’aban.

The apex court gave its final verdict in favour of the lawmaker on Wednesday, February 8.

Uba Sani, Kaduna, Supreme Court
Political pundits and enthusiasts has described Senator Uba Sani as Governor Nasir El-Rufai's anointed and favourite to win the Kaduna guber polls. Photo: Senator Uba Sani
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The Solicitor to the APC, who is also past Chairman of NBA Kaduna Branch, Sule Shu’aibu, Esq, in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna declared:

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“Finally, the two appeals at the instance of Sani Mahmoud Sha’aban against the APC, its Gubernatorial Candidate, Uba Sani and INEC have both been dismissed this morning, bringing an end to the litigation that started at the Federal High Court, Kaduna Division seeking to disqualify the APC Gubernatorial Candidate in the forthcoming General Elections.”

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Senator Uba's chances at polls

This ruling by the apex court means Senator Uba is the legitimate governorship candidate of the APC in next month's gubernatorial election.

The highly revered lawmaker will be looking to succeed the incumbent, Governor Nasir El-Rufai whose tenure ends in a couple of months after two-terms in the Kaduna state house.

Appeal Court dismisses NNPP case against Uba Sani, INEC, APC

In a similar ruling, Senator Uba Sani was given a favourable verdict by the court of appeal ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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The gubernatorial candidate of the APC was dragged to court to contest his validity and authenticity.

However, in its verdict on Wednesday, January 11, the appeal court dismissed the appeal filed against Senator Uba and INEC.

2023: Uba Sani shakes Kaduna as over 12,000 people ditch PDP, shift support to APC

In another development, the ruling All Progressives Congress has received over 12,000 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party into its fold in Kaduna state.

In the build-up of the 2023 general elections, Uba Sani, APC governorship candidate in Kaduna, promised he would ensure fairness for all party members in the state.

The federal lawmaker made this vow on Sunday as he received members of the PDP who defected to the APC in Giwa LGA of Kaduna state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.