Sen. Aishatu Binani has been named as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa by the appeals court in Yola.
The ruling of a Federal High Court declaring the governorship primary invalid and the APC lacking a candidate for the governorship race in 2023 was overturned by the court, which was presided over by Justices Tani Hassan, Mistura Bolaji-Yusuf, and James Abundaga, respectively.
The judges mandated that Binani be declared the election’s flag bearer and that his name be submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a Federal High court in Yola declared that the party had no candidate for the upcoming governorship elections on October 14, invalidating the governorship primary that produced Binani.
Malam Nuhu Ribadu, a former EFCC chairman, filed the lawsuit challenging the APC governorship primary due to purported irregularities and requesting new primaries.
Binani won the election with 430 votes, defeating Ribadu, who received 288 votes and was her closest rival.
According to NAN, Justice Abdulaaziz Anka of the Federal High Court ruled that the APC would not be fielding a candidate in the state’s governorship election in 2023.
Additionally, Anka commanded Binani, who had already been declared the victor of the election, to quit running as the party’s candidate for governor in the 2023 election.
The court ruled that there were numerous irregularities in the APC governorship primary election that took place on May 26. These violations included overvoting and a failure to follow both the party’s constitution and the 2022 Electoral Act.