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Appeal Court Set Aside High Court Ruling On Bwacha Candidacy

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On Thursday, the Court of Appeal in Yola set aside the ruling that nullified the primary that produced Emmanuel Bwacha as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Taraba State.

Naija News reports that a different ruling by the Federal High Court in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, had earlier sacked Bwacha as the party’s candidate following a suit by a former aspirant, David Kente.

The court judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, granted Kente’s prayer and sacked the winner of the primary polls.

Kente and Senator Abubakar Yusuf, another poll aspirant, contested Bwacha’s victory, alleging irregularities in the exercise.

The High Court judge argued that all the primary results couldn’t have the same handwriting, while the returning officer declared that no primary was held in the state at the police headquarters due to security threats.

The former Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate later appealed the judgment and alleged that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State is the major cause of the APC problems within the state.

However, the appeal court on Thursday ordered that Bwacha’s name should be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the APC governorship candidate in Taraba.

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