The Supreme Court has nullified the nomination of Emmanuel Bwacha the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Taraba State.
Delivering judgment on Wednesday, a five-member panel led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun affirmed the verdict of the Federal High court, which held that the APC did not conduct any valid governorship primary in the state.
The Federal High Court Jalingo in September 2022 nullified the governorship primaries that produced Bwacha as the APC candidate. After the judgment, the Bwacha Gubernatorial Campaign Council urged supporters and the public to remain calm.
In a statement issued in Jalingo by the Director Media and Publicity of the Campaign Council, Aaron Arthimas, the team described the judgement then as a temporary setback.
“We are not unaware of the ruling of the Federal High Court Jalingo, nullifying the APC Gubernatorial Primaries in Taraba State. “However, the council calls on all our teaming supporters to remain calm as the development is only a temporary setback. The Bwacha Gubernatorial Campaign Council hereby assures everyone that our campaign is open to any option to be decided by the party.
“The National Executive Committee of the party remains the organ empowered by the constitution and the Electoral Act to present candidates for election into various offices.