The Supreme Court has declared Adamu Aliero authentic candidate of the People’s Democratic Party [PDP] for the Kebbi Central Senatorial District, ahead of the February 25 elections.
In a majority decision of four judges to one, the apex court set aside the judgments of the Federal High Court, Birnin-Kebbi, and the Appeal Court, which had affirmed Alhaji Haruna Dandio as the PDP candidate in the Senate race.
In the judgment prepared by Justice Chima Nweze and read by Justice Amina Augie, the Apex Court held that both lower courts had erred in assuming jurisdiction over the matter earlier, with the implication being that they had nominated the senatorial candidate instead of the party, a clear breach of the Electoral Act.
The Apex Court said after the PDP senatorial primary held on 24 May which Dandio purportedly won, another one was held on 9, June 2022 which Aliero won by 246 votes to Dandio’s 15 votes.
And the Supreme Court holds that the first defendant participated fully in the second primary; he had therefore waived his right to protest, and so there can be no allegations of irregularity based on his having participated in the exercise.
Similarly, the Apex Court has also declared former Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi the authentic candidate of the PDP for the Kebbi North Senatorial District, dismissing High Court and Appeal Court decisions to the contrary.
Citing Section 84 of the Electoral Act, Justice Augie stated that Senator Abdullahi’s case was one of substituting a candidate who had earlier withdrawn from the Senate race.
TINUBU RECIEVES EU ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION IN ABUJA
A delegation from the European Union Election Observation mission in Nigeria has paid a courtesy visit to the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at his residence in Abuja.
The delegation which was led by the European Union Election Observation Mission in Nigeria Chief Observer Barry Andrews is to observe the electoral process, the legal framework and its implementation as well as the performance of the election administration among other objectives.
The Chief Observer says a core team of 11 election analysts have been in Nigeria for weeks now to analyse the general political, electoral, legal and media process of the exercise.
The APC Presidential Candidate in his reaction after the closed door meeting said the interaction was a robust one. He added that he is ready to abide by the rules of the electoral exercise for the democratic process of the country to be further strengthened.
KANO APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE MEETS STAKEHOLDERS IN LAGOS
Kano State deputy governor and All Progressives Congress , APC gubernatorial candidate Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has told stakeholders of the state in Lagos that he would pursue industrialisation of Kano as governor.
Mr Gawuna said he would encourage investors to take advantage of the enabling environment in the state to stimulate the economy at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos .
In less than 30 days , Nigerians will got to the polls and elect people that will represent them at the national and state level .
For the deputy governor of Kano state who is also the candidate of apc in Kano the consultation for him continues as he engages Kano stakeholders based in Lagos and investors in partnership with the Directorate of Stakeholders’ Management of his governorship campaign council.
At this stakeholders forum , the apc candidate elaborated on his manifesto by identifying all the economic potentials where Kano has advantage with the aim of outlining how it could be harnessed.
On his part, a former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole while canvassing support for Gawuna said the meeting signified thattrue leaders genuinely care about their people and are committed to service.
Some stakeholders who attend the meeting also has this to say
In his remarks, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said Kano has followed the route Lagos has taken in adapting continuity in governance.
Gawuna promised to sustain the policies of the incumbent government in collaboration with other agencies to fight the drug abuse menace in the state.
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