Supreme Court dismisses Bwacha as Taraba APC gov candidate

The Supreme Court has overturned Emmanuel Bwacha’s nomination as the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Taraba State.

A five-member panel led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered judgment on Wednesday, confirming the Federal High Court’s ruling that the APC did not hold a valid governorship primary in the state, according to the Cable.

The PUNCH reports that the Federal High Court Jalingo in September 2022 nullified the governorship primaries that produced Bwacha as the APC candidate.

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After the judgment, the Bwacha Gubernatorial Campaign Council urged supporters and the public to remain calm.

In a statement issued in Jalingo by the Director Media and Publicity of the Campaign Council, Aaron Arthimas, the team described the judgment then as a temporary setback.

The statement partly reads: “We are not unaware of the ruling of the Federal High Court Jalingo, nullifying the APC Gubernatorial Primaries in Taraba State.

“However, the council calls on all our teaming supporters to remain calm as the development is only a temporary setback.

“The Bwacha Gubernatorial Campaign Council hereby assures everyone that our campaign is open to any option to be decided by the party.

“The National Executive Committee of the party remains the organ empowered by the constitution and the Electoral Act to present candidates for election into various offices.

“While awaiting the decision of NEC of the party, our team of Lawyers will study the judgment after the receipt of the hard copy before deciding on the next line of action.”

 

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