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Crisis Rocks APC In Yobe State As Eight Aspirants Head To Court Over Primaries

This is coming as the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party deepened.

Eight aspirants who were aggrieved over the conduct of primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Yobe State have moved to court for legal redress.
This is coming as the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party deepened.


The aspirants according to Daily Trust were not satisfied with the outcome of the party’s primaries for state and federal constituencies.

SaharaReporters had reported that the APC ticket for Yobe North senatorial seat had been generating controversy as the name of the Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who lost his presidential bid, appeared as the party’s senatorial candidate in a list submitted by the party’s leadership to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

It was reported that Bashir Sheriff Machina, who won the primary election held in Gashua on May 28, 2022, had also insisted that he would not step down for Lawan who contested the APC presidential primary and failed.
He was said to have gone to court to challenge the decision of the party in court.

However, another Yobe North senatorial aspirant, Abubakar Abubakar Jinjiri, has also approached the court to challenge the exclusion of his name during the primary election.

Eight cases have been filed before Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu of the Federal High Court, Damaturu.
They are challenging the outcomes of APC primaries in Fika/Ngalda constituency, Goya/Ngeji constituency, Nangere constituency, Bade West constituency, Jakusko constituency, Potiskum Central constituency, Bade Jakusko federal constituency and Yobe North senatorial zone.

The court has fixed July 21, 2022 for hearing.