Saturday, February 15, 2020

Zamfara: Supreme Court adjourns APC’s judgment evaluate software till March 2

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned till March 2 the hearing of the All Progressives Congress’ utility looking for the overview of the May 24, 2019 judgment which nullified the victory of all of the birthday celebration’s candidates on the 2019 trendy elections held in Zamfara State.
The five-guy panel of the apex court led via the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, adjourned the hearing after realising that the 141st to the 178th respondents to the application had been now not represented in court docket and had been no longer served with the hearing notice.

Others at the panel with the CJN were, Justices Olukayode Ariwoola, Inyang Okoro, Paul Galumje, and Uwani Abba Aji.

The APC and different candidates have been represented by using Chief Robert Clarke (SAN) at the Tuesday’s proceedings, whilst Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), represented the Kabiru Marafa faction of the birthday party which acquired the May 24, 2019 judgment which nullified the birthday party’s victory at the closing year’s polls.

The Supreme Court had on August 22, 2019 struck out the APC’s utility but it became refiled in November 2019 by means of the birthday celebration’s attorney, Chief Robert Clarke 

The 5-guy panel led by way of Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, had on August 22, 2019 unanimously struck out the application since it become incompetent as the complete judgments of the apex court comprising all the judgments of the 5 participants of the panel being contested by means of the birthday party have been now not attached to the utility.

Justice Rhodes-Vivour who delivered the ruling stated the applicant most effective connected the lead judgment and failed to exhibit the consenting judgments of the 4 different individuals of the panel which gave the May 24, 2019 verdict.

“By our regulations, the utility is incompetent, and it is hereby struck out,” he dominated.

The apex courtroom had in a unanimous judgment of the five-man panel led by using the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, brought on May 24, 2019, declared that APC never performed primary elections, thus had no legitimate candidates for the general elections.

It held that all the votes credited to the birthday party and its candidates in the elections have been wasted.

The apex court docket then declared the primary runners-up within the 2019 wellknown elections inside the kingdom because the winners of all of the workplaces in advance declared to have been gained by means of the APC and its candidates.

The APC have been declared the winner of the governorship election, as well as the entire three senatorial seats, seven House of Representatives seats and the 24 House of Assembly seats, contested for inside the February 23 and March eleven, 2019 general elections in the nation.

With the governorship and deputy governorship seats which the celebration had gained in the elections, the APC had received all the 36 non-obligatory places of work available within the kingdom.

The apex court retrieved the victories recorded the APC, adjudged now not to have fielded valid candidates for the said election, and gave them to the second runners-up inside the polls.

But the APC, through its recommend, Robert Clarke (SAN), filed an software on June 17, 2019, asking the Supreme Court to “evaluation, amend, correct and/or set apart the consequential orders” contained inside the May 24, 2019 judgment of the apex court.
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