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Court sacks Taraba APC’s Gov candidate, orders new primary

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THE governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba  State, Emmanuel Bwacha has been sacked by a Federal High Court in Jalingo,the Taraba State capital

  The sack was as a result of a petition by one of the aspirants, David Sabo Kente.

 Relying on the evidence before the court that no governorship primary took place in Taraba, Justice Simon Amobeda ordered a fresh primary within 14 days.

  The judge also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to stop forthwith the recognition of Emmanuel Bwacha as the candidate of the party and that the current senator representing Taraba South, in turn, should desist from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the APC.

  He argued that it is not possible for all the primary results to have the same handwriting while the returning officer declared that no primary was held in the state at the police headquarters due to security threats.

  Justice Amobeda described as inappropriate, the alleged false declaration of results at the DanbabaSuntai Airport,Jalingo, before jetting out of the state via a private jet by the returning officer.

  Reacting to the judgment, counsels for the APC and sacked candidate stated that they will study the judgment before either proceeding to the Appeal Court or submitting to a fresh primary.

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