Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
The Appeal Court has sacked a senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, Abubakar Nuhu.
Similarly, a federal high court, in Abuja, disqualified an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) senatorial candidate in Anambra State, Chris Azubogu.
The Appeal Court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise Laila Buhari as the party’s Kano central candidate with immediate effect.
The court, on Wednesday, upheld the primary conducted by the Shehu Sagagi-led executives of the party, which produced Ms Buhari as the senatorial candidate.
Meanwhile, delivering judgment in the suit instituted by Honourable Ben Nwankwo challenging the unlawful nomination of Azubogu, Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that the lawmaker violated sections 65 and 68 of the 1999 Constitution in the unlawful ways and manners he stood for the primary election under the APGA platform and got nominated for the February next year senatorial election for Anambra South.
Justice Ekwo agreed with the plaintiff that the 1st defendant (Azubogu) ought to have resigned, defected or cross-carpeted from PDP to APGA before he can lawfully qualify to stand for primary election on the platform of another party.
Chris Azubogu was a serving member of the House of Representatives, representing Nnewi North/ Nnewi South/ Ekwusigo Federal Constituency under the PDP ticket.