Supreme Court quashes appeal on Taraba APC guber ticket

For the second time in one month, the Supreme Court Thursday dismissed another appeal filed by Senator Yusuf Abubakar challenging the nomination of Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Taraba state.

The apex court threw out the fresh appeal based on its voluntary withdrawal by the appellant, Senator Yusuf Abubakar.

At Thursday’s proceedings, counsel to the appellant, Mr. Sarafa Yusuff, informed the apex court that the case of his client has become spent and mere academic exercise in view of the February 1, 2023 judgment of the court on the same matter.

The counsel specifically told a five-man panel of Justices of the court led by Justice John Okoro that the reliefs being sought in the fresh matter had been granted in the February 1 judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun.

He thereafter applied for withdrawal of his client’s case from being adjudicated upon.

Based on no objection from other parties in the matter, Justice Okoro dismissed without any cost against the appellant.

The Supreme Court had on February 1, voided the APC’s primary election in Taraba state which produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the party’s governorship candidate.

Senator Yusuf in the fresh appeal, challenged the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered in favour of Senator Emmanuel Bwacha which set aside the judgment of a Federal Court.

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