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A’Court Never Cleared APC Candidates In Zamfara – Sen Marafa



Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has said that appeal court did not clear candidates of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Zamfara.

He said the net effect of the judgements from the two appeal courts (Abuja and Sokoto) is that APC has no candidates in Zamfara for now.

“We are back to status quo, that is, no candidates for APC in Zamfara,” he said

In a statement he sign in Abuja yesterday, Marafa said, “Contrary to the erroneous information being peddled by some uninformed persons, the Court of Appeal in sokoto didn’t clear APC candidates in Zamfara.

“In the sokoto division, the Court of Appeal refused to entertain the motion filled by Yari’s counsel seeking the enforcement of the judgement of the Zamfara high court. The motion for the enforcement was rested on the appeal filled by Rep Sani Jaji and since the appeal was withdrawn the motion collapsed with it and was therefore dismissed.

“In the Abuja division, a similar motion seeking stay of execution filled by Yari counsel was withdrawn by the counsel himself, who also admitted in the open court that the motion ought not to have been filed because Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu did not give any order that can be stayed as she simply commended INEC and maintain that it (INEC) acted within its powers and that APC failed to prove its case that it conducted primaries in zamfara.

“She thereafter dismissed the case. Consequently, the Appeal court struck out the motion.

“The motions having failed in both divisions of the court in the same day. It is very clear that we are back to square one, that is; ‘No APC Candidates in Zamfara’.”



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