Lawmaker asks court to disqualify Kano APC Governorship candidate

A lawmaker representing Kano Municipal within the Home of Representatives, Sha’aban Sharada, on Thursday, requested a Federal Excessive Court in Kano to disqualify the Kano State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nasiru Gawuna, over alleged violation of the Electoral Act 2022.

Mr Sharada, who’s the chairman Home Committee on Nationwide Safety and Intelligence, was the one challenger within the Kano APC governorship main final month. He scored solely 30 votes whereas Mr Gawuna scored 2,289 votes.

The state chapter of APC and the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) had been joined within the go well with as co-defendants

The plaintiff raised concern over the conduct that allowed the political appointees of the state authorities to vote throughout the main. He alleged that the motion contradicted part 84 (13) of the electoral Act which disqualified their participation within the main.

The Decide, Liman M. granted go away to two motions filed by the plaintiff, considered one of which was the permission to serve Mr Gawuna a discover of the go well with by substituted means.

The plaintiff’s lawyer alleged that Mr Gawuna intentionally refused to acquire a discover of the go well with when despatched to him.

Mr Gawuna is the incumbent deputy governor of the state.

The court additionally granted the plaintiff an order of abridgement of the listening to from 30 days to 15 days to allow the court to expedite the method.

Subsequently, upon granting the orders, the court requested the defendants to file their appearances and enter defence within the go well with inside 15 days.

The events are anticipated to agree on a date for a listening to on the substantive argument.

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