Abuja – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday nullified the delegate list prepared for the conduct of the April 14 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Kogi State .
The delegate list was presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on February 7, 2023.
The court’s judgment followed a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/329/2023 filed before it by a group of aggrieved members of the APC in Kogi.
Justice James Omotosho, in his judgment, held that there was no evidence before the court to show that valid special ward congresses, were held from which the said delegates emerged.
According to him, the Kogi State APC failed to provide credible evidence that INEC monitored the said congress or congresses from which the names on the said delegates list were derived.
Justice Omotosho, therefore restrained INEC from accepting and acting on the said delegates list.
He said the APC in Kogi State still has an opportunity, with the existing time frame, to conduct valid special ward congresses to elect delegates, who will elect the party’s candidate for the governorship election.
Alternatively, the judge said the APC in Kogi could opt for any other mode of electing its candidate for the governorship election should it decide not to conduct valid special congresses as ordered by the court.(vitalnewsngr.com)
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