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General News of Friday, 3 February 2023


Supreme Court affirms Agbu Kefas as Taraba PDP guber candidate

Mr Agbu Kefas of the PDP Mr Agbu Kefas of the PDP

The Supreme Court has affirmed Mr Agbu Kefas as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State dismissing the appeal brought by Professor Jerome Nyameh challenging his victory in the May 25, 2022 primaries.

Nyameh's case was dismissed on the grounds that he failed to use internal mechanisms for the peaceful resolution of the primary election before rushing to court to institute the suit.

Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim who read the unanimous judgment of the court held that he also failed to join other aspirants that participated in the primary election as defendants as required by law.

The Supreme Court said that the law was clear on conditions precedent to be complied with before any aggrieved governorship aspirant can rush to court.

Justice Agim proceeded to affirm Agbu Kefas as the governorship candidate of PDP in Taraba State for the 2023 election.