Court Fixes July 12 For Hearing  Of Case Filed By Magaji Against Tukur, Adamu, Others

Court Fixes July 12 For Hearing  Of Case Filed By Magaji Against Tukur, Adamu, Others

By David Christopher, Lafia

The Federal High Court, Lafia Division, Nasarawa State has fixed the 12 of July for hearing of a case filed by one of the aspirants for Nasarawa West Senatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Barr.

Labaran Shaibu Magaji challenging the outcome of the election held on June 4, 2022   which produced Architect Shehu Tukur as the candidate of the party.

The defendants in the case are Architect Shehu Tukur, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), State and National Chairmen of APC, Hon. Abdullahi Abbas, Alh. Yakubu Mohammed Soja, Hon. Yusuf Adamu Auta, Major General AT Jibrin (rtd) and Princess Miriam Onuoha.

In a press statement signed  by the plaintiff, Magaji and made available to newsmen in Lafia on Thursday, alleged that the defendants collaborated and used fake and unregistered delegates to vote during the primary election.

In view of the above Magaji is therefore, praying for the court to nullify the primary election because of the illegalities involved in the process and declare him winner.

He further contended that during the election the first defendant Arch. Tukur was said to have scored 179 votes while he (Barr. Magaji) was declared to have scored 114 and if those illegal votes were subtracted, it will shows that the first respondent only scored 54 votes while he scored 114 as such he has the majority number of votes casted.

It will be recalled that the appeal committee of the party had recommended that a new primary election be conducted or on the event of time constraint he Labaran Shaibu Magaji should be declared the winner of the primary election based on the genuine facts and figures he presented before the committee.