BREAKING: Jubilation as Court Gives Final Verdict on APC Senatorial Candidate’s Case in Top Northern State

BREAKING: Jubilation as Court Gives Final Verdict on APC Senatorial Candidate’s Case in Top Northern State

  • Appeal Court has affirmed Hon. David Jimkuta as the authentic candidate of the APC for the Taraba South Senatorial District election slated for February 25, 2023
  • The appellate court, in a unanimous decision, upturned the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which earlier recognises Hon. Danjuma Shidi, as the candidate of the APC in the said senatorial poll
  • The three judges of the Appeal court led by Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem have set aside the high court judgement and all the prayers of Jimkuta have been upheld

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The Court of Appeal Court in Abuja has declared David Jimkuta as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 Taraba South Senatorial District election.

A three-member panel of justice presided over by Justice Hamma Barka on Wednesday, February 8th, set aside the decision of the Federal High Court Jalingo, which dismissed Jimkuta’s suit challenging his substitution with the name of Danjuma Shiddi, Daily Trust report confirmed.

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Appeal Court, David Jimkuta, APC Taraba South Senatorial Candidate, 2023 general election
Appeal Court affirms Jimkuta APC Taraba South Senatorial Candidate. Photo credit: APC Nigeria, David Jimkuta
Source: UGC

The Appeal Court's ruling

Justice Barka held that the primary election that produced Jimkuta was conducted by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC and was valid in accordance with the relevant laws.

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The panel held that only the NWC of the APC has the powers, the rights, and vires to conduct a valid primary election for the party.

Jimkuta won the APC primary election for Taraba South by polling 170 votes as against 70 votes by Hon. Danjuma Shiddi, but was wrongfully substituted by his party with Hon. Shiddi.

Dissatisfied over his substitution, Jimkuta headed for the Federal High Court in Jalingo to seek redress.

Jimkuta reacts to recent court's verdict

Reacting to the judgement, Jimkuta thanked the judiciary for restoring his mandate, saying “it was a victory for democracy, the people of Taraba South and the entire APC family."

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Jimkuta appealed to his opponents to sheathe their swords and join hands with him to work towards victory at the polls, The Nigerian Tribune report added.

Osun guber: Supreme Court gives verdict in suit against ex-governor Oyetola

In another development, reported that the Supreme Court established that Gboyega Oyetola took part in the last Osun gubernatorial election which produced Ademola Adeleke as the winner.

This verdict came after it dismissed an appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to nullify the participation of Oyetola in the election.

During a court session on Thursday, February 2, a five-member panel of the apex court, led by Justice Centus Nweze, ruled that the appeal by the PDP lacked merit.

Court gives final verdict on powerful PDP Gov's case in top southern state

Governor Godwin Obaseki has reacted to the Supreme Court Verdict on the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis.

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On Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, Obaseki described the ruling as “No Victor, No vanquished” and called on all party members and Edo people to unite with the party and government to rescue Nigeria.

Obaseki in a statement shared on his Facebook page and sighted by, on Wednesday night, said,

“The ruling of the Supreme Court today, finally put to rest the long-drawn legal tussle over the candidates that will fly the flag of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State in the general election on the 25th of February and 11th of March 2023."


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