Nasarawa: Aspirant Drags APC To Court For Disobeying Court Order On Fresh Primaries
By Sunday John
Mr Labaran Magaji, an aspirant at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Primaries for Nasarawa West Senatorial District has dragged the party to Federal High Court Lafia for alleged refusal to conduct fresh election as ordered by the court.
It could be recalled that the Federal High Court Lafia had on Nov. 2, 2022 nullified the APC Primaries for Nasarawa West and ordered for the conduct of a fresh one within 14-days from the day of the judgement.
It could also be recalled that Magaji had taken the party and Arc. Shehu Tukur, the purported winner of the election to court alleging irregularities during the primary.
Addressing the court on Wednesday, Barr Ghali Ahmed, Counsel to the plaintiff (Magaji) told the court that they approached the court to ask it to enforce its judgement of November 2.
The Counsel to the plaintiff said the perty had refused to conduct a fresh election as directed by the court hence they need for them to approach the court for an enforcement order.
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“When the 14 days ultimatum to conduct fresh election expired, we filed form 49 in accordance with the law for the APC National Chairman and Secretary to explain to court why they should not be jail for violating its order.
Also, Barr Mu-hazu Maifata, Counsel to the National Chairman of APC, said they have appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court.
The counsel filed preliminary objection that the Federal High Court do not have jurisdiction to hear the matter on its judgement because the court was served with the notice of appeal.
He said appeal number had been given and the Federal High Court itself had already transferred records of its the case to Appeal Court Makurdi, Benue State.
After listening to the counsels, Justice Nehezina Afolabi adjourned the case to December 6 for hearing and rilling on the objection by the defendant.