2 PDP Aspirants Seek To Join Suit Challenging Agbu’s Candidacy


Two aspirants have sought to join the court challenging the nomination of Col Dantala Kefas Agbu (Rtd) as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state.

Professor Joseph Albasu and Dr Hilkiah Bubajoda Mafindi filed the application as interested parties in the case at the Federal High Court, Jalingo, the state capital, through their counsel, Dr Reuben Atabo (SAN).

The case, brought by Professor Jerome Nyameh, is challenging the election of Abu for violation of Part VII, Article 1 of the Electoral Guidelines for Primary Elections of the PDP, 2022, as he did not resign as the state party chairman.
Nyameh said that the primaries were held on the 25th of May, which was only six days after Agbu’s resignation, and several days after the screening of candidates on April 28, when he was still the state party chairman.
Nyameh further said that Agbu resigned only through a letter dated May 17, 2022, which was received at the national headquarters on May 19.
Agbu polled 443 votes to come first, while Albasu and Nyameh got 31 and 24 votes respectively in the primaries.
In the candidate’s application form, Albasu says that after coming second, he should be declared the winner of the primary after the election of Agbu.
The case is fixed for August 25 and 26, 2022.


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