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Zamfara APC Dispute: Supreme Court Fixes Day To Deliver Ruling




The Supreme Court has sacked a member of the House of Representatives, Mustapha Usman, representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State, northern Nigeria.

The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May 24 to deliver a ruling in the appeals relating to the dispute over the validity of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) primary elections in Zamfara State.

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad-led the five-man panel which heard the appeal on Thursday.

‎There had been two conflicting judgments of the Federal High Court in Abuja and the High Court of Zamfara State on whether or not the APC conducted valid primaries in the state.

The Abuja and Sokoto divisions of the Court of Appeal had also delivered conflicting judgments on the matter.

While the Governor Abdulaziz Yari faction which, with the backing of the national leadership of the party, produced the candidates fielded for the elections in the state, had maintained that the APC conducted valid primaries in the state, the Senator Kabir Marafa faction claimed otherwise.

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