Primaries: Another aggrieved Kaduna aspirant sues APC, demands N100m, other reliefs
By Hadiza Mohammed, Political Correspondent
An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for Kaduna South Federal Constituency in the 2019 House of Representatives election, Mr. Yusuf Ali (Raba Gardama) has dragged the party to the Federal High Court in Abuja Judicial Division over alleged misconducts on the recently concluded primaries election.
In an originating summon before the court filed through his lead counsel, Jude Echefu with suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/1314/2018, the party chieftain posed eight critical questions for which determination are sought alongside a twenty-six paragraph affidavit he deposed in support of the originating summons.
Amongst the reliefs sought is “a declaration that what happened on 6th October, 2018 was not a primary election but a selection by group of powerful individuals and that the outcome of it is invalid, null and void and of no effect”.
Others are “an order of perpetual injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant from recognising and/or accepting the name of the 3rd Defendant and acting upon anyb other names or candidate from 1st Defendant or its agents, other than the plaintiff as the 1st defendant’s candidate for the Kaduna South Federal Constituency Election which will take place in 2019”.
The reliefs includes “an order directing the 1st Defendant to pay the sum of N100, 000, 000:00 (One hundred million naira) as general damages to the pliantiff”.
The three defendants are; All Progressives Congress, Independent National Electoral Commission and Mukhtar Ahmed Monrovia as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively.
The matter is slated for hearing before Justice Giwa Ogunbinjo on 13th December, 2018.d