The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May 24 for judgment in the appeals relating to the dispute over the validity of the All Progressives Congress’ primary elections which produced the candidates fielded by the party in the 2019 general elections.
A five member panel of justices presided by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko on Thursday scheduled the date after listerning to arguments of Counsels in the matter.
Two conflicting judgments of a Federal High Court in Abuja and the High Court of Zamfara State on whether or not the party conducted valid primaries in the state has being generating controversy.
Also Abuja and Sokoto divisions of the Court of Appeal had similarly delivered conflicting judgments on the matter.
Meanwhile the Governor who is the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum ,Abdulaziz Yari faction which, with the backing of the national leadership of the party, produced the candidates fielded for the elections in the state, had maintained that the party conducted valid primaries in the state, the Senator Kabir Marafa faction claimed otherwise.