By Felix Ekwu
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that it is going ahead with Monday’s special national convention from where its presidential candidate will emerge for the 2023 general elections without statutory delegates voting.
National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said for this reason the ruling party has already served an appeal for the judgment of a Federal High Court sitting in Kano.
Adamu said, “Well, I am a lawyer, we have served notice of appeal and matter is in the court and as far as we are concerned, this convention is concerned, statutory delegates are excluded”.
Recall that on Friday, June 3, 2022, in a suit marked FHC/KN/CS/137/2022/, the Federal High Court in Kano ordered that statutory delegates can vote at convention, congress or meeting of the APC.
The court presided by Justice A. M. Liman ruled that: “That Section 84(8) cannot be interpreted to have excluded statutory delegates from voting at the convention, congress or meeting by virtue of Section 223 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Article 20(iv)(c) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution, which allow Statutory Delegation to vote at convention, congress or meeting”.
The plaintiffs in the case were Senator Mas’ud El-Jibrin Doguwa, Hon Habibu Sani and Hon Bilyaminu Yusif Shinkafi.
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