APC Aspirants In Jos In Fresh Battle Over Primaries Result By Yakubu Busari ,Jos
The All Progressive Congress ( APC), aspirant Abdul Saleh, wants court to nullify the nomination of Honourable Ibrahim Baba Hassan, and declared him as its candidate to contest for the seat of Jos North-North State constituency, into the Plateau State house of Assembly.
The plaintiff Abdul Saleh, in his suit filed at the Jos division of the Federal High Court, made available to media men by his Counsel Ahmad S. Garba esq, is suing Ibrahim Baba Hassan, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), been the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants, seeking the court to annul the nomination of Hassan and direct APC to submit the name of the plaintiff to INEC, an further ordered INEC to accept same.
The plaintiff in his originating summons averred that the 1st defendant has falsely sworn to an affidavit wherein he stated that he has fulfilled the entire constitutional requirement for him to contest in the said primary election of the party.
Saleh, further alleged that the plaintiff did not fulfilled the required processes for him to be a card carrying member of the APC, as at the time of party registrations of its membership, adding that the plaintiff is still a member of the Labour party having him not declared on the floor of the house that he has decamped, while he is claiming to be a member of APC, thereby making him have dual membership of two parties.
The plaintiff is seeking the court to declare that Hassan’s nomination is null and void, and to further orders that he is the legitimate candidate of the APC.