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Zamfara: Appeal Court Dismisses High Court Order

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgement of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court which shut the door against the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress from presenting candidate for the general election.

The court, which was presided over by Justice Abdu Aboki, in its judgment said the High Court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate on the matter.

Justice Ojukwu had, in her judgemnent on January 25, 2019, dismissed the case of the plaintiff at the lower court on the ground that they failed to prove their case before the court.

Not satisfied with the judgement, they approached the Appeal Court to lodge an appeal against the judgement of the court.

The Appeal Court in its judgement last night dismissed the High Court judgement on the ground that the court lacks jurisdiction in the matter.

Those who approached the Appeal Court are Alhaji Lawal Liman, Alhaji Muktar Sehu Idris, Hon. Aliyu Bilbis, Yahaya Kaura and Garba Kiriji.

In the cross appeal, they asked the court to determine whether the lower court was right in holding that at the close of nomination for the 2019 general election in accordance with INEC time table, APC has no candidate for the election, having failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the Electoral Act and the constitution of the party.

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