The Supreme Court has invalidated Emmanuel Bwacha’s candidacy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for governor in Taraba.
David Sabo Kente, one of the APC candidates, filed a lawsuit against Bwacha’s candidacy.
A five-member panel led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun issued the ruling on Wednesday.
On September 20, 2022, Justice Adamu Jauro announced his decision affirming the Federal High Court’s verdict.
The FHC in Jalingo, the state capital, determined that the APC did not hold a legal primary election for governor.
The supreme court also reversed the Court of Appeal, Yola Division’s November 24 reinstatement of Bwacha.
In his response, Kente stated that the “landmark judgment” had given the people of Taraba hope.
The litigant hoped that others would accept the Supreme Court’s decision in good faith and bolster the APC.
Bwacha has served as Senator for Taraba South since 2011, when he was elected on the Peoples Democratic Party ticket (PDP).
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