The Appeal Court in Yola has affirmed Aishatu Binani as the standard governorship flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state.
Earlier, the court nullified the primaries that produced Aishatu Binani as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Adamawa states.
The court had declared that there would be no candidate for the APC in the state for the 2023 elections.
Naija News understands that the senator representing Adamawa central had defeated Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Jibrilla Bindow, former governor of the state, to win the primary held on May 26.
Binani came first in the poll with 430 votes, while Bindow had 103 and Ribadu 288 votes, respectively. However, Ribadu, aggrieved by the election’s outcome, instituted a suit challenging Binani’s victory.
In the judgment, Abdulaziz Anka, the presiding judge, nullified the entire primary election. He ruled that the process was not compliant with the 2022 Electoral Act, the Nigerian constitution, and the party guidelines.
The judge said Binani’s victory was in clear contravention of Section 85 of the Electoral Act because there was “manifest overvoting”.