Kano Court Clears APC Statutory Delegates A federal High Court in Kano yesterday declared statutory delegates of the APC eligible to vote at the June 6 National Convention in Abuja. The judgement by Justice A.M Liman was sequel to an originating summons dated May 23, 2022 and filed on the 24th day of May, 2022. The decision of the court allows senators and House of Reps members to vote during conventions, congresses and meetings. The Suit No FHC/KN/CS/137/2022 had prayed the court to declare 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 APC Constitution, which allow statutory delegates to vote at conventions, congresses or meetings. The suit, which was filed by Senator Mas’ud El-Jibrin Doguwa, Hon. Habibu Sani and Hon. Bilyaminu Yusif Shinkafi, had the Senate President, National Chairman of the APC, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants. However, the court judgement may be difficult to implement as necessary parties to the case, like the National Chairman of the APC, were not served.
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