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APGA AND OYE Wins As Appeal Court In Kano Rules That Jigawa State High Court Lacks Territorial Jurisdiction Abinitio To Hear The Matter

by Anita Ogona

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kano has nullified the June 30th judgment of Birkin Kudu Division of Jigawa State High Court which erroneously sacked Chief Victor Ike Oye as the APGA National Chairman.

In an unanimously judgment delivered Tuesday morning, the Appellate court disagreed with the lower court which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Jude Okeke, its faction of the party and their “purported” gubernatorial candidate Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji.

The Court ruled that Jigawa High Court has no territorial or substantive jurisdiction to hear the suit.

The proceedings of the Jigawa State High Court is therefore a nullity. All 5 Issues for Determination resolved in favour of the Appellants.

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