Sha’aban sue Gawuna, APC, INEC, seek disqualification of Gawuna as flag-bearer


Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada a gubernatorial candidate under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the recently conducted primary has sued his co-contender and flag-bearer of the APC, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna seeking for his disqualification.

Sha’aban who is the chairman, house of representatives committee on National Security and Intelligence, Hon. Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada joined in the suit, the state chapter of APC and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Although, the deputy Governor Gawuna was anointed along former Commissioner for local government affairs Murtala Sule Garo by APC stakeholders as Governorship and running mate, the federal lawmaker found it necessary to contest the primary, defying all odds.

Sha’aban is seeking the nullification of the APC Governorship primary that produced Gawuna as winner and party candidate on the ground that the process was in contradiction to provision of electoral act 2022.

The plaintiff also raised concern over the conduct that allowed the political appointees of the state government to cast their votes contrary to section 84 (13) of the electoral Act which disqualified their participation in the primary.

Meanwhile, Justice Liman granted leave to two motions filed by the plaintiff, first seeking to serve the deputy Governor Nasiru Gawuna service by substituted means.

The plaintiff lawyer alleged that Gawuna deliberately refused to collect court processes, unlike APC and INEC.

The court also granted the plaintiff an order of abridgement of hearing from 30 days to 15 days to enable the court expedite the process.

Subsequent upon granting the orders, the court asked the defendants to file their appearances and enter defense in the suit within the 15 days.

After regularizing all the processes, the parties are expected to agree on a date for hearing on the substantive argument.