March 22, 2019
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Why court disqualified Taraba APC guber candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba State capital on Tuesday explained why it disqualified the Taraba State APC governorship candidate, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi from contesting the March 9th Governorship election in the State.

The disqualification came, following a case instituted against the candidate by some APC members before the Federal High Court.

Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court, Jalingo upon delivering his Judgement on the said case ordered that Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi is disqualified from contesting the March 9th Governorship Election in Taraba State.

The plaintiffs had through their lawyer Imoukhuede Hope, Esq. via an originating Summons dated 9th January, 2019 sued the APC Governorship candidate Sani Abubakar Danladi and 2 others before the Federal High Court, Jalingo in suit number: FHC/JAL/CS/1/2019 seeking a declaration that “the information contained in the affidavit supporting the personal particulars that Sani Abubakar Danladi was born on the 14th February, 1968 is in conflict with Sani Abubakar Danladi’s date of birth contained in his West African Senior School Certificate submitted by him to INEC which indicates that Sani Abubakar Danladi was born on 3rd April 1977” and another declaration that; “the information given by Sani Abubakar Danladi as to his age in the affidavit in support of his personal particulars in the INEC form CF001 submitted to INEC by Sani Abubakar Danladi is false”.

The Plaintiffs further sought an order of the Court to disqualify the APC Governorship Candidate from contesting the March 2019 Governorship Election.

The Plaintiffs filed the suit pursuant to Section 31(5) and (6) of the Electoral Act 2010 which provides as follows: 31(5) “Any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given by a candidate in the affidavit or any document submitted by that candidate is false.

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