DAILY FILE – All Progressives Congress has concluded plans to expel Senator Kabiru Marafa and other members of the G8 group who challenged the party’s interest in court.
To this end, APC has set up an anti-party committee to deal with issues relating to members involved in activities inimical to the party’s real interests.
The five-man committee is chaired by the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
The committee is coming on the heels of the nullification of the elections of Zamfara APC candidates elected in the 2019 general elections.
The Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, had nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.
Delivering a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the apex court had declared the first runners-up in the 2019 general elections in the state as the winners of all the posts earlier declared to have been won by the APC and its candidates.
Justice Paul Galinje, who read the lead judgment, upheld the decision of the Sokoto Division of the Court of Appeal to the effect that the APC did not conduct any valid primary election and as such, had no candidate for any of the elections in the state.
The same scenario had played out in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday (today) where a Federal High Court had sacked the member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo.
Justice P.A. Rigime, who delivered the judgment, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue Certificate of Return to Kingsley Echendu of the Peoples Democratic Party, though neither PDP nor its candidate was a party to the suit.
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