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COURT SUMMONS INEC TO PRODUCE LIST OF DELEGATES USED TO CONDUCT APC NASARAWA WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT PRIMARY

COURT SUMMONS INEC TO PRODUCE LIST OF DELEGATES USED TO CONDUCT APC NASARAWA WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT PRIMARY

The Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State has granted an application to summon the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC to make clarifications on the delegates list used in the recently concluded All Progressives Congress Primary election for Nasarawa West Senatorial District of the state.

Justice Nehizina Idumudia gave the order during the resumed hearing of suit between Labaran Magaji and All Progressives Congress with five others in Lafia.

When the case came up for hearing, counsel to the plaintiff, Ghali Umar Ahmed drew the attention of the court to the alleged forgery on the delegates lists for Keffi and Nasarawa local government areas purportedly used for the recently concluded primary election in Nasarawa West Senatorial District of the state which was presented to the court by the defendants, the All Progressives Congress APC and five others.

Ghali Umar in his submission pointed out that the signatures and names of the official of Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on the certified true copy of the delegates list from the two local governments were not the same as the ones earlier presented to the court by the defendants, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He therefore, applied for adjournment of the case to allow them time to present documents to substantiate their claims.

Counsel to the respondents , the All Progressives Congress, APC, and five others Ibrahim Bawa, SAN, said they were ready to continue with the case to logical conclusion.

The Presiding judge, Justice Nehizima Idumudia granted the application and adjourned the case to 31 August 2022 to allow the plaintiffs to produce evidence of forgery and adoption of all processes in the case.

In an interview, the Plaintiff and aspirant during the APC primary election in Nasarawa West Senatorial Zone, Labaran Magaji said he would not relent in seeking justice for the unity and stability of the party.

Labaran Magaji had approached the Federal High Court seeking to cancel names of the 125 delegates from Keffi and Nasarawa local government areas,which according to him, were fake and declare him winner with the 114 votes he got from Toto, Kokona and Karu Local Governments during the primary election.

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