2023: Courtroom sacks Zamfara PDP Rep candidate, orders recent primaries

2023: Courtroom sacks Zamfara PDP Rep candidate, orders recent primaries

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Courtroom and Sani Galadima

The Abuja Division of the Federal Excessive Courtroom has invalidated the first election that produced Sani Galadima because the PDP candidate for the 2023 Kaura Namoda/Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency of Zamfara election.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgement, ordered the conduct of a recent election inside 14 days of the order, which needs to be monitored by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

Mr Ekwo additionally gave an order restraining Mr Galadima from collaborating within the PDP’s major ballot for the nomination of its candidate for the forthcoming federal constituency.

“An order is hereby made restraining the primary defendant (Galadima) from parading himself because the purported winner of the third defendant (PDP)’s major election for the nomination of its candidate representing the Kaura Namoda/Bimin-Magaji Federal Constituency of Zamfara State within the forthcoming 2023 basic elections,” he stated.

Mr Ekwo declared that given Artie 50 and 5D (4) of the structure of the PDP, Mr Galadima couldn’t validly contest the place of the member representing the federal constituency on the platform of the celebration whereas being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as of Might 2022, lower than 30 days to the PDP major election.

“I discover that the case of the plaintiff succeeds on the advantage,” he stated.

Mr Galadima at the moment represents Kaura Namoda/Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency within the Home of Representatives.

Two members of the celebration, Muzammil Idris and Ibrahim Sani, had sued Mr Galadima, INEC, PDP and Iyorchai Ayu as first to fourth defendants, respectively.

In an amended originating summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/834/2022, the plaintiffs had sought the dedication of some questions.

Amongst which is, “Whether or not in view of Part 87, Article 8(8) of the Structure of the PDP, 2017 (as amended), the primary defendant who’s a sitting member of the Home of Representatives representing Kaura Namoda/Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency of Zamfara State can validly be part of the third defendant with out having resigned/decamped from his membership of the All Progressives Congress?”


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