Court Of Appeal Sokoto Upheld Gusau High Court Judgement, Comfirms Bungudu.
From Hussaini Yero,
The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division has upheld the November, 2022 judgement of the Federal High Court Gusau which affirmed the victory of Hon. Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu in the All Progressives Congress APC primary election conducted for Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency seat.
In the judgement delivered yesterday Tuesday by the three man panel of judges, the lead Judge Justice M.L Shu’aibu said the Court has upheld the judgement, dismissing the appeal instituted by Abdul Rahman Muhammad Tumbido for lack of merit.
Recalled that the appellant Hon. Abdul Rahman Muhammad Tumbido has approached the appellate court challenging the judgement of the lower court presided over by Justice Aminu Bappa Aliyu given on 27th November, 2022 in Gusau.
Some of the prayers by the appellant included the need for the court to declare the primary election which produced Abdulmalik Zubairu as the APC candidate for Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency as invalid, citing violation of the APC constitution and guidelines issued by the party during the primary as reason to approach the court.
He also sought the Court to prohibit the defendant from parading himself as APC candidate for Bungudu/ Maru Federal Constituency and the need to direct APC to organize and conduct another primary election for it’s candidate.
Shading more light on the judgement, Counsel to the defendant Barrister P M Lasco Esq, said the judgement has put to rest any doubt on the candidature of Hon. Abdulmalik Zubairu Bungudu in the election.
“Hon. Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu is the authentic candidate of APC for Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency in the 2023 election” said Barrister P M Lasco
Commenting on the judgement, the defendant Hon. Abdulmalik Zubairu expressed thanks to Allah SWT for making him victorious for the second time and appealed to the appellant to set aside the grievances and joined him in the struggle in view of the fact that they were old time friends and faithful members of same party the APC.
He thanked the State Governor Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawallen Maradun, former Governor Dr. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, Senator Kabir Garba Marafa and teeming APC faithfuls in the Constituency and state at large for their support and prayers.