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Allege Unlawful Substitution: Court Fix August. 31 For Hearing Of Winner of APC Primaries

Allege Unlawful Substitution: Court Fix August. 31 For Hearing Of Winner of APC Primaries

A Federal High Court setting in Lafia, Nasarawa State has fixed Aug. 31 for hearing of the case of alleged unlawful substitution of the winner All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for Keana State Constituency.

Ayose Mohammed-Mu’azu who claimed to have won the election draged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC and Mohammed Omadefu for unlawfully substituting his name.

The plaintiff wan the court to declare him as the candidate of APC in the 2023 general election in Keana constituency having won the primaries of May 28.

He also prayed the court to restrain anybody or INEC from recognising Omadefu, the substituted candidate for the election.

Speaking to newsmen after the adjournment, Barr. Olabode Akimdele, counsel to Omadefu, said his client was the rightful winner of the primaries.

“we are in the court for the first time and we filed a motion to regularise our appearance in the matter, and the judge granted our application along side with INEC with similar motion,” he added.

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According to the defendant lawyer the plaintiff purportedly took his client to court with claim that he won the Keana constuency primary election.

After announcing appearances by counsels to the plaintiff and defenders, Justice Afolabi Nehizena the trail judge adjurned the case to Aug. 31 for hearing.

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