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Court Nullifies APC Primary Election for Kazaure Constituency in Jigawa

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Muhammad Garba 

Federal Higher Court sitting in Dutse, Jigawa state has nullified the election of Muhammad Haruna Idris who was earlier declared winner of the All Progressive Congress (APC) primary election for the seat of member representing Kazaure Constituency, Jigawa state House of Assembly.

Delivering his judgment, the presiding judge of the court, Justice Hassan Dikko said the court has satisfied that the said Muhammad Haruna has not satisfied the requirement for contesting the election based on the school certificates he presented.

“Also the court has satisfied that some of the delegates were disenfranchised during the primary election and that the votes belonged to another candidate, Barrister Bala Hamza Gada”

In view of that, the court has nullified the election of Muhammad Haruna Idris and also declared the other contestant, Barrister Bala Hamza Gada as a winner of the election,” the Judge declared.

In his reaction to the judgment, the counsel of the complainant, Barrister Ibrahim Sa’ad expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the judgment and described it as a victory for the rule of law and democracy.

He noted that their next line of action is to notify the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and APC of being a party in the suit and request them to abide by the court ruling by including the name of Barrister Bala Hamza in the ballot paper.

Also in his remarks. Barrister Bala Hamza who is also a serving member representing the Kazaure constituency said the judgment is a victory for the rule of law and called on his opponent to come and join hands for the victory of APC at all levels.

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