Mohammed Omadefu’s election as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Keana state constituency in Nasarawa State was invalidated on Wednesday by a Federal High Sitting in Lafia.
Mohammed-Mu’azu Atose was proclaimed the victor of the May 28 APC Keana Constituency primary election by Justice Nehezina Afolabi in Lafia.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was instructed by Afolabi to recognize him as the legitimate APC candidate for the 2023 election.
In addition, he instructed the party to accord Atose the respect and backing he deserved as its candidate.
In response, Mohammed Oshafu, the plaintiff’s (Atose) attorney, praised the court for the ruling.
“Thank God the court entered judgment in our favor,” he continued. “We provided all the facts before the court to establish that our client was the winner of the election.
Likewise, Atose thanked God for defending him and hailed the verdict as a triumph for democracy and his constituents.
In order to win the election and further the region’s general growth, Atose urged the populace to support him.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Atose sued the APC for improperly designating him as its candidate for the 2023 election.