2019 Polls: Court Sacks APC Rep-elect In Katsina

April 21, 2019
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The Federal High Court, Katsina has voided the nomination of the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representative member representing Bakori/ Danja Federal Constituency, Amiru Idris.

Justice Hadiza Shagari on Friday ruled that Engineer Yakubu Danja is the party’s rightful candidate for the election since he scored the highest votes at the October 5, 2018 party’s primaries.

The judge further declared that APC did not observe three primary principles before substituting Danja’s name with that of Idris before going ahead to submit the latter’s name as its candidate in the election.

She said: “APC did not make formal application on the substitution of Danja’s name to INEC; neither did the party notify the commission about the substitution’’.

The judge also said APC did not state verifiable reasons necessitating the substitution.

Justice Shagari added, ”The substitution of the plaintiff name( Engineer Yakubu Danja) with that of the second defendant (Amiru Idris) as the first defendant(APC) candidate in the Federal House of Representatives election is null, unlawful and of no effect.

“The reliefs sought by the plaintiff are hereby granted and the originating summons succeeds.”

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