Court Sacks Taraba APC Governorship Candidate, Emmanuel Bwacha

Court Sacks Taraba APC Governorship Candidate, Emmanuel Bwacha | Daily Report Nigeria

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, sacked Emmanuel Bwacha, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate of Taraba State.

A five-member panel led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who affirmed the verdict of the Federal High court stated that the APC did not conduct any valid governorship primary in the state.

Earlier, the Federal High Court Jalingo in September 2022 had nullified the governorship primaries that declared Bwacha as the APC governorship candidate.

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Thereafter, the Bwacha Gubernatorial Campaign Council urged supporters and the public to remain calm.

However, in a statement issued in Jalingo by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Campaign Council, Aaron Arthimas, the team described the judgment then as a temporary setback.

It read:

We are not unaware of the ruling of the Federal High Court Jalingo, nullifying the APC Gubernatorial Primaries in Taraba State.

“However, the council calls on all our teaming supporters to remain calm as the development is only a temporary setback.

“The Bwacha Gubernatorial Campaign Council hereby assures everyone that our campaign is open to any option to be decided by the party.

“The National Executive Committee of the party remains the organ empowered by the constitution and the Electoral Act to present candidates for election into various offices.

“While awaiting the decision of NEC of the party, our team of Lawyers will study the judgment after the receipt of the hard copy before deciding on the next line of action.”

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