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Zamfara APC primaries: Status quo remains, says court

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A High Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara state has ordered that the “status quo” remains on all matters regarding the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state.

 

This followed a case jointly filed by Sanusi Liman Dan Alhaji, Alhaji Babangida Abdullahi, Chairman, APC Gusau local government and Kabiru Mande Chafe, Chairman APC Tsafe local government challenging the state’s office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Inuwa Abdulkadir, 1st National Vice Chairman, APC Northwestern

Zone and the APC national leadership for refusing to accept the primaries held on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2018.

 

Speaking to The Triumph after the order issued by the presiding Justice Muktar Yushau of High Court 4, counsel to the plaintiff, Barr. Sani Katu expressed satisfaction with the order, noting that “this means that all candidates that emerged from the party primary processes which took place between the 1st and 7th of October, have been upheld by the court.”

 

Similarly, the defense lawyer, Mr. Pwahomdi Lasco said “we are comfortable with the order as this will give us time to prepare our brief.”

 

Lasco said the defence would prepare within the time given in order to join issues with the prosecution.

 

The court had adjourned hearing on the case to the 23rd of October, 2018 as all parties had earlier alerted it on the limited time line within which the case should be determined.

 

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