Bayelsa poll: Court nullifies APC primary

Bayelsa poll: Court nullifies APC primary

A federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has nullified he primary election of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Saturday, November 16 governorship election. It said in its judgement on Thursday that the party does not have a validly nominated Candidate. Justice Jane Inyang ruling on the suit brought by a governorship aspirant and

A federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa has nullified he primary election of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Saturday, November 16 governorship election.

It said in its judgement on Thursday that the party does not have a validly nominated Candidate.

Justice Jane Inyang ruling on the suit brought by a governorship aspirant and former Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, ruled that the APC did not conduct a primary election for its governorship candidate.

Lokpobiri had approached the court praying he should be declared the winner, having defeated David Lyon who was pronounced winner by the APC governorship election Committee.

The counsel to Lokpobiri, Mr Fitzgerald Olorogun, has however described the judgment as “strange”, noting that the judgement by the court was not one of its prayers.

A top member of APC said the party will appeal the judgment.

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