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Supreme Court affirms Deputy Governor as APC candidate for Jigawa

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the incumbent Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Umar Namadi as the lawful candidate for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Deputy Governor of Jigawa, Umar Namadi.

In the judgment Delivered by Justice Ibrahim Saulawa on behalf of the Court, the appeal filed by Farouk Aliyu, a former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives was dismissed in its entirety.

The apex court agreed with the lawyers of the respondents, Lateef Fagbemi and Yakubu Ruba both Senior Advocates that the case was frivolous, baseless, and lacked merit and substance.

Namadi through his counsel, Fagbemi had won the legal battle at the Federal High Court in Dutse as well as at the Court of Appeal in Kano.

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Farouk Aliyu, a former member of the House of Representatives, challenged the APC primary election held on May 26, 2022, which produced Namadi as the party’s governorship flag-bearer for the March 11 poll.

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