The Supreme Court of Nigeria has overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal, Yola Division, which had reinstated Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) candidate for governor in the upcoming general elections.
Bwacha was re-nominated as the party’s candidate in the state by the Yola Court of Appeal.
At various points, the APC governorship primary poll was declared invalid by two Federal High Courts in Jalingo and Abuja, and a new primary was mandated within 14 days.
However, another contender, Sabo Kente appealed the appellate court’s decision to reinstate Bwacha as the APC candidate to the Supreme Court.
A five-member Supreme Court panel ruled that the Court of Appeal’s ruling should be overturned and upheld the trial court’s decision to order a new primary election.