Appeal Court affirms Wali as Kano PDP guber candidate, sacks Abacha

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The Court of Appeal has sacked Muhammed Abacha as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State.

Thr court gave the ruling on Friday, setting aside the ruling of the High Court which asked INEC to recognise Abacha as the PDP candidate.

The appellate court consequently ordered that Sadiq Wali, who was earlier recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), remain the valid gubernatorial candidate of the party in Kano.

In a consensus judgment of the three-man-panel read by Justice Usman Musale, the court held that the law is clear that only the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party can conduct the gubernatorial primary elections of a party and since Abacha did not participate at the primary election conducted by NEC that produced Wali, he thus had no locus standi to challenge the said primary.

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