Shehu Sani: Court restrains APC from conducting primaries in Kaduna

An All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial aspirant, Uba Sani has secured an injunction from a Kaduna State High Court on Wednesday, which restrained the party from conducting the primary to select its candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District.

Uba Sani an APC aspirant for Kaduna Central Senatorial District

Uba Sani an APC aspirant for Kaduna Central Senatorial District

Sani had filed an ex-parte motion against the APC for excluding him from contesting in the primaries slated for Tuesday but later moved to Wednesday.

He was aggrieved by the release of the names of Senatorial aspirants in Kaduna on Tuesday by the APC, which indicated that the incumbent Senator, Shehu Sani, was returned unopposed for the Kaduna Central, leaving out four other aspirants.

Ruling on the application, the court ordered the APC, its chairman Adams Oshiomhole, the Independent National Electoral Commission and Senator Shehu Sani to maintain the status-quo prior to Oct. 2, when the APC excluded Uba Sani and other aspirants from the contest.

In a motion brought pursuant to Order 15(1) and Order 36 of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules of Kaduna State, the court granted leave to the applicant to issue and serve the writ of summons out of the jurisdiction on the defendants.

It was learnt that the restraining order had already been served on the APC at its national headquarters.

Uba Sani’s lawyer, Sule Shuaibu, said that his client took this step to protect his democratic rights after exhausting the internal party grievance-redress processes.

 

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