Section 84(8) Electoral Act: APC Gets Stay of Execution, Bans Statutory Delegates.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has granted AN ORDER of interim injunction restraining the Respondents, and in particular 1st-3rd Respondents, whether by themselves, agents, servants and/or privies or howsoever called, or anybody for that matter from executing or further executing, enforcing or further enforcing or in any manner from giving effect to or relying on the judgment of the Federal High Court, Kano Division, delivered by Hon.

Justice A. M. Liman, in Suit No. FHC/KN/CS/137/2022; Between Senator Mas’ud El-Jibrin Doguwa & 2 Ors vs. The Senate President & 3 Ors on the 3rd day of June, 2022, or doing anything howsoever that will be inconsistent with the Rights of the Appellant/Applicant with respect to organizing/conducting the Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in any manner the party may deem fit to so do in accordance with the extant laws pending the determination of the Motion on Notice filed on the 6th June 2022 for the Stay of Execution of the said judgement.

The Federal High Court, Kano Division had on Friday 3rd of June 2022 delivered a judgement in which it interpreted section 84(8) of the Electoral Act, 2022 to foist former and present members of the National Assembly, etc (statutory delegate) on the All Progressive Congress to vote in the on going presidential primary election of the 6th and 7th of June 2022.

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Counsel to the Applicant in urging the Court to grant the application drew the attention of the Court to the affidavit of extreme urgency filed before the court. The Court of Appeal also granted leave to the Appellant to serve all processes on the Respondent by substituted means.

The matter was adjourned to 9th of June 2022 for hearing of the Motion on Notice for Stay of Execution. Hearing notice to be served on all the Respondents

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