A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has nullified the Taraba State Governorship Primary election that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the March 11, 2023 election.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu ruled that evidence before the Court showed there was no Primary and ordered a fresh Primary in 14 days.

Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, an aggrieved aspirant and currently a Senator representing Taraba Central, is challenging the declaration of Emmanuel Bwacha as the winner of the purported May 26 Primary, with APC and INEC as respondents.

Yusuf, through his counsel Ibrahim Bawa SAN contends amongst others:

-That there was no Primary held for the APC in Taraba on May 26.

- That the notice from the APC NWC on mode of Primaries was communicated to the aspirants and INEC days after the Primary.

-That the APC Appeal Panel set up to hear complaints said there was no Primaries held.

The seeming crisis rocking the Taraba State Chapter of the APC, over whom to fly the party’s flag had unsettled several camps of the Party. The nomination of Bwacha (Senator representing Taraba South) attracted controversy as some of the aspirants who participated in the election, alleged irregularities in the process.

Following the insecurity and non-agreement by Stakeholders' of the Party on the mode of Primaries on May 26, a meeting was presided by the State Commissioner of Police, Abimbola Shokoya to prevent a breakdown of law and order where the Primaries was rescheduled by the Election Committee Chair, Lawrence Onuchukwu.

 

A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has nullified the Taraba State Governorship Primary election that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the March 11, 2023 election.

 

Justice Obiora Egwuatu ruled that evidence before the Court showed there was no Primary and ordered a fresh Primary in 14 days.

 

Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, an aggrieved aspirant and currently a Senator representing Taraba Central, is challenging the declaration of Emmanuel Bwacha as the winner of the purported May 26 Primary, with APC and INEC as respondents.

 

Yusuf, through his counsel Ibrahim Bawa SAN contends amongst others:

 

-That there was no Primary held for the APC in Taraba on May 26.

 

– That the notice from the APC NWC on mode of Primaries was communicated to the aspirants and INEC days after the Primary.

 

-That the APC Appeal Panel set up to hear complaints said there was no Primaries held.

 

The seeming crisis rocking the Taraba State Chapter of the APC, over whom to fly the party’s flag had unsettled several camps of the Party. The nomination of Bwacha (Senator representing Taraba South) attracted controversy as some of the aspirants who participated in the election, alleged irregularities in the process.

 

Following the insecurity and non-agreement by Stakeholders’ of the Party on the mode of Primaries on May 26, a meeting was presided by the State Commissioner of Police, Abimbola Shokoya to prevent a breakdown of law and order where the Primaries was rescheduled by the Election Committee Chair, Lawrence Onuchukwu.

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