Primary election: Court fix date for ruling on case of Danja/Bakori APC candidature
The Federal High Court in Katsina has yesterday fixed 16th April for ruling and judgment on the case before it filed by Engr. Yakubu Nuhu Danja challenging the legitimacy of the candidature of Amiru Bakori for Bakori/Danja Federal constituency in the APC primary elections conducted in November 2018.
When the matter came up during the court proceedings, the plaintiffs argued before the judge that the first dependent and the current member representing Bakori and Danja in the Federal House of Representatives, Amiru Bakori is not the legitimate winner of the primary election conducted.
The plaintiffs, therefore, after their presentation of exhibits including the results sheet of the primary election conducted, prayed that the court void the earlier decision of the APC and directed them to in turn pronounce Engr. Yakubu Nuhu as the winner.
Recall that, Engr. Yakubu Nuhu Danja, has raised concerns over alleged substitution of his name by the national headquarters of the party.
Engr. Danja polled 314 votes to defeat the incumbent Member, Amiru Bakori, with 305 votes in the primary and was declared winner by the APC National Electoral Committee in the state headed by Dr. Isah Adamu.
He said efforts by Gov. Aminu Bello Masari and the party’s Chairman in the state, Shittu Shittu, to correct the anomaly were being frustrated by some forces in Abuja.
“I will be left with no other option than to resort to litigation given that the period of final substitution and correction of candidates is fast approaching,” he said.