A Federal High Court in Kaduna has dismissed the suit contending the emergence of Senator Uba Sani as gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State.
Justice Mohammed Garba Umar, who delivered the judgement on Friday in Kaduna, said the court lacks the jurisdiction to deliver judgement on the said matter.
The Court, according to the ruling, declined in hearing the suit because it has no jurisdiction on the ground that it is a party affairs and not a post or pre-election matter.
Hon. Sani Mahmud Sha’aban on June 20 challenged the emergence of Senator Uba Sani at the APC governorship primary election held in May, 2022, alleging that the election was conducted without legal and due delegates.
Sha’aban on 20th June, dragged Uba Sani and other APC stakeholders before the Federal High Court where he alleged that the primary that produced Uba Sani and others as candidates for the 2023 polls should be declared null and void
He further alleged that the party’s statutory delegates were substituted by people who could barely read or write, to do the bidding of Uba Sani and his sponsors.
Counsel to Senator Uba Sani, Barrister Sanusi Musa, said he had argued it earlier that the court needs the approval of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) before it could be filed in Kaduna.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after the judgement, Counsel to Sha’aban, John Mshelia said, he will approach his client and then get directives on what the next step would be.
Kaduna APC Campaign Council welcomed the ruling, describing it as a thorough and timely intervention in the nation’s quest to deepen democracy, minimise intra-party divisions and entrench the rule of law.
We congratu“Although Senator Uba Sani had been declared winnerary election after polling 1,149 votes while Sha’ascored 10 and 37 votes respectively, the APC needs all hands on deck for the forthcoming general“The Kaduna State Campaign Council will continue to engage with all the APC aspirants for the success of the party in next year’s poll