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Appeals court reserves judgment in Adamawa CPA gubernatorial primary

Appeal court reserves judgement in Adamawa APC governorship primary

The Court of Appeal reserved judgment in a case brought by Senator Aishatu Binani, whose emergence as a candidate for governor of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State was overturned by the Judge Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court of Yola.

Anka had in its ruling ordered Binani to stop running as a candidate for the APC governorship while deciding that the APC would not field a candidate in the 2023 elections.

In the appeal filed by Binani’s lead attorney, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), who headed six other SANs and 12 attorneys, the appeals court was asked to reverse the trial court’s decision and determine all pre-election questions to declare his client as a duly elected candidate for the CPA.

Ribadu’s lawyer, IK Bawa (SAN), who appeared alongside ST Ologunorisa (SAN) urged the court to order a new election, saying the lower court erred in law by refusing to allow a new election even after establishing a case of excessive voting. in violation of the law.

However, after adopting the briefs in the appeal of the lawyers of Binani, Ribadu, APC and INEC, the appeal court panel composed of judges Teni Yusuf Hassan, MO Bolaji and James Abundaga reserved judgment.

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