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Published On: Thu, Apr 18th, 2019

Kebbi: Court voids candidature of reps-elect kangiwa

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From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi

Federal High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi on Monday has ordered that Hon. Husseini Suleiman Kangiwa to stop parading himself as APC House of Representative candidate of 2019 national assembly election of Dandi/Arewa federal constituency.
Justice Sunday Onu Bassey,while delivering the judgment noted that the second defendants, Kangiwa did not appear before the court to give his testimony or call any witness.
The Court observed that it was the APC national assembly election supervising committee that appointed members of the kebbi APC state executive to assist them in tconducting of the primary election, since they could not trace the place and venue of the election.
Citing section 87 (4c) of Electoral Act 2010 as amended, Justice Bassey, noted that it was wrong for the party to have substituted an aspirant with highest votes with some other name.
He noted that all the pieces of evidence before the Court showed that the Plaintiff paid the sum of N350,000 into the UBA account of the first defendant (APC,Abuja) ,submitted the nomination interest form duly signed and submitted to the first defendant’s Secretariat.
Justice Bassey, said “ base on the evidences before this honourable court, the court order that it is not lawful for the first defendant to change the plaintiff name with the second defendants. An order that the third defendants (INEC),should recognized the plaintiff as the APC candidate of the Dandi/Arewa Federal constituency of the 2019 national assembly election.
“That the second defendants is restricted to be parading himself as the candidate of the Dandi/Arewa Federal constituency of the 2019 national assembly election”.

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