Primary: Aspirant Drags APC To Court Over Irregularities During Election
An aspirant for the Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Mohammed Al-Basir has dragged the party to court over the recently conducted primary election.
Naija News reports that the aspirant also dragged the House of Representatives member, Ari Abdulmumuni who was declared the winner of the election held on May 29, 2022.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday after the case was adjourned, counsel to the plaintiff, Mathew Bukaa, insisted that his client won the election.
He said: “My client won the primary election for the Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency and the party cannot arrogate to itself the powers of the court.
If there is a declaration for the winner in an election, it is only the court that can upturn the result.
“Since there was a primary election and a winner emerged, the party does not have the right to conduct another primary for the same position.”
The attorney explained that Al-Basir had been declared the winner of the election and they wanted the court to uphold that declaration because it had not been set aside by any court.
This article was originally published on Naija News