The Federal High Court Katsina, has sacked All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representative member representing Bakori/ Danja Federal Constituency, Amiru Idris as the party’s candidate in the February, 23, 2019 House of Representatives election.
The Judge, Juistice Shagari ruled that Engineer Yakubu Danja is the party’s rightful candidate for the election since he scored the highest votes at the October 5, 2018 party’s primaries.
Juistice Shagari further declared that APC did not observe three primary principles before substituting Danja’s name with that of Idris before going ahead to submit the latter’s name as its candidate in the election.
She said ’’ APC did not make formal application on the substitution of Danja’s name to INEC; neither did the party notify the commission about the substitution’’.
She also said APC did not state verifiable reasons necessitating the substitution.
Justice Shagari said ”The substitution of the plaintiff name( Engineer Yakubu Danja) with that of the second defendant (Amiru Idris ) as the first defendant(APC) candidate in the Federal House of Representatives election is null, unlawful and of no effect. The reliefs sought by the plaintiff are hereby granted and the originating summons succeeds.”