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Court sacks Adamawa Speaker as PDP 2023 senatorial candidate

By News Desk

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a Federal High Court Sitting in Yola, Adamawa State has nullified the primary that produced Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Aminu Iya-Abbas, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Adamawa Central Senatorial District.

The court ruled that the primary that produced Iya-Abbas as a candidate for the upcoming poll in the state was held in sharp contrast to the Electoral Act 2022.

Justice Abdulaaziz Anka, who gave the ruling on Monday, voided the senatorial primary for Adamawa Central conducted by the PDP in the state.

Justice Anka judge held that the participation of the fourth defendant, Chairman, Governing Council Adamawa State University, Auwal Tukur, as a political appointee without compliance to the new Electoral Act 2022 violated the process, hence “the entire process is hereby nullified.”

The suit was filed by Mohammed Modibbo against the PDP and four others after he expressed his displeasure with the manner at which the primary was conducted.

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