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Appeal Court Sacks Abacha Kano PDP Governorship Candidate

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Kano has sacked Mohammed Abacha as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the state.

The court on Friday set aside the judgment of a High Court that recognized Abacha as the PDP standard bearer in the state.
The appellate court as a result ordered that Sadiq Wali, who was earlier recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), remain the valid gubernatorial candidate of the PDP.
Delivering the unanimous judgment, Justice Usman Musale-led three-man panel held that Abacha had no locus standing to challenge the primary election that produced Wali since he never participated in the poll.
The PDP in Kano has been engulfed in a leadership crisis that culminated in the emergence of two parallel gubernatorial candidates – Abacha and Wali.

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