Court dismisses suit seeking disqualification of Agbu as Taraba PDP guber candidate
The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba State, has dismissed the suit seeking disqualification of the governorship candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Kefas Agbu.
A don, Prof. Jerome Nyameh, it would be recalled, had taken Agbu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP to court on the grounds that he was not qualified to participate in the May 25, 2022 governorship primary election of the party.
Nyameh, who was also a governorship aspirant of the party, had urged the court to disqualify the party’s candidate on the grounds that he was the party’s state chairman before the primary.
He said that apart from not being screened by the governorship screening committee in Bauchi State, Agbu, according to him, also presided over the screening of all the aspirants seeking various elective positions on the platform of the party.
He also told the court that Agbu did not purchase the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms.
Aside Nyameh, Helkiyah Bubajoda Mafindi also approached the court seeking Agbu’s removal as PDP’s flagbearer for the state.
His suit was also dismissed for lack of merit against the candidate whom the court has upheld his candidacy.
In his judgment, Justice Simone A. Amobeda said the plaintiff had failed to prove his allegations as expected.