The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto, led by Justice Tom Yakubu, has set aside the judgement of a Zamfara High Court on the All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries that produced the party’s candidates for governorship, National and State Assembly elections.
The judge held that the party had made two unsuccessful attempts to conduct primaries in the state and that the list of candidates were not duly submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, by the national headquarter of the party as promised by the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole.
“I hereby, set aside the judgement of the lower court which allowed the party to field candidates in the last general elections.
“I believe this will serve as a very bitter lesson for political parties to learn. They must abide by the provision of the electoral act which provide level play ground for all aspirants.”