Court sacks APC House of Representatives-elect in Adamawa State

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A Federal High Court in Yola, Adamawa State yesterday, sacked the House of Representatives-elect for Yola North, Yola South and Girei federal constituency, Mr. Abdurauf Moddibo of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A serving lawmaker for the constituency, Mr. Lawal Garba, had charged the member-elect to court on the grounds that the primary election that produced him (member-elect) as a candidate of APC was inconclusive.

In his ruling, Justice Abdulaziz Anka said the APC did not field a candidate for Yola North, Yola South and Girei federal constituency.

He directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return given to Modibbo and issue same to the first runner-up in the election, Mr. Jafar Ribadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Counsel to the plaintiff, Mr. Yahaya Dangana, said he represented the plaintiff in four consolidated cases in the case of Lawal Abubakar and others.

He said consequent upon the conduct of the primaries on October 7, 2018, by APC, the primary was adjudged to be inconclusive coupled with what transpired and a petition was written to the appeal committee of APC that the primary be revisited.

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