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Appeal court affirms Bwacha, Binani’s gov candidacy

An appeal court in Yola has restored Aishatu Binani as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa state.

However, the unanimous decision of the three-man panel read by the lead justice, Tani Yusuf Hassan, set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court in Yola, which sacked Binani.

The Appeal Court, therefore, ordered the APC to resubmit Binani’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the governorship candidate.

On October 14, a federal high court in Yola, had nullified the APC primary that produced Binani as the party’s governorship candidate for Adamawa.

The court had declared that there would be no candidate for the APC in the state for the 2023 elections.

However, the Appellate Court Judge, Hassan noted that the suit which was filed by way of originating summons came up to the Court of Appeal with eight issues for determination, along with two questions.

She, therefore, explained that five out of the eight issues were dismissed while the remaining three were resolved in favour of the appellant (Binani).

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