The Taraba State All Progressives Congress governorship primary election has been declared invalid by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The primary election that selected Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the APC candidate for the state’s 2023 gubernatorial election was declared unlawful by the court in a ruling written by Justice Obiora Egwatu.
Because the Electoral Act and the party’s constitution were not substantially followed, it was decided that the primary election the APC staged on May 26 was invalid.
The party was mandated by Justice Egwuatu to hold a new governorship primary in Taraba State.
The ruling came after a lawsuit was filed in court by Senator Yusuf A. Yusuf, who represents Taraba Central.
Bwacha had also been disqualified by a Federal High Court in Jalingo from running as an APC candidate in the upcoming governorship election.
After upholding a lawsuit brought by Chief David Sabo Kente, a disgruntled APC governorship candidate, against Bwacha, the court also mandated that the party hold a new primary election.