INEC clears Asake, Sani, others to contest 2023 guber polls in Kaduna
As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released list of governorship candidates for the 2023 general election, the governorship candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Uba Sani and Labour Party (LP), Jonathan Asake, have been cleared to contest for the election in Kaduna State.
However, in a fake INEC list released in Kaduna earlier, Asake’s name was omitted and replaced by one Alhaji Umaru Farouk Ibrahim, who was paraded as the candidate of the LP.
There was also tension within the Senator Sani’s camp that he might not be recognised as the APC governorship candidate, as one of the aspirants who contested the party’s ticket with him, Mohammed Sani Sha’aban, is contesting Uba Sani’s victory in court.
Sha’aban, in a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Kaduna, with case number FHC/KD/CS/79/2022, dragged the APC to court as the first defendant, Sani as the second defendant and INEC as the third defendant.
The court is expected to resume hearing on the case on Wednesday, next week.
In the INEC list of governorship candidates for Kaduna State, 18 political parties were listed, but one of them, Boot Party (BP), does not have a candidate.
Meanwhile, as Isa Mohammed Ashiru, Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi and Hayatuddeen Lawal Makarfi were listed as candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and People’s Redemption Party (PRP) respectively, Senator Caleb Zagi, Dr. Andrew Duya and Ibrahim Adamu were listed as candidates of African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) respectively.