Nasarawa: Court Declares Atose As Authentic Candidate Of APC For Keana Constituency
A Federal High Sitting in Lafia has declared Mohammed-Mu’azu Atose as the authentic candidate of the primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted on May 28 for Keana Constituency of Nasarawa State.
It could be recalled that Atose dragged APC to the court for unlawfully substitution of his name as the candidate of the party with Mohammed Omadefu.
Delivering the judgement on Wednesday in Lafia, Justice Nehezina Afolabi declared Atose as the winner of the election.
The Judge also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to accord any recognition to Omadefu as he is not the candidate of APC in the constituency.
Justice Afolabi also directed APC to give Atose, the winner of the primary the recognition and support he deserved as thier candidate.
She therefore directed Omadefu who is also the serving member representing Keana in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly to stop parading himself as the candidate of the party.
Reacting to the judgement, Mohammed Oshafu, Counsel to the plaintiff (Atose) commended the judge for deciding the case on its merit.
“We presented all the evidence before the court to show that our client was the winner of the election and thank God the court entered judgement in our favour,” the Counsel added.
Similarly, Atose thanked God for vindicating them and he described the judgement as victory for democracy and the people of Keana Constituency.
Atose therefore called on all the people of the constituency to support him to win the general election for the overall development of the area.