The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo has nullified the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election that produced Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the flag bearer in Taraba State for the 2023 general election.
The presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, ordered that a fresh primary poll be conducted within 14 days of the judgment.
Within seven days, it said the party should determine the mode for the fresh primary.
David Sabo Kente, one of the aspirants in the Taraba APC guber primary, on May 26 sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Emmanuel Bwacha and APC as the first, second and third defendants respectively, challenging the legitimacy of the conduct of the primary.
The presiding judge, in determining the substantive suit, noted that the Chairman of the Taraba APC Governorship Election Committee had said there was no election and he did not order any election when he addressed a briefing at the Police Headquarters in Jalingo.
The judge also noted that there was no evidence before the court that the direct primary adopted by the third defendant (APC) held.