The Court of Appeal sitting in Kano has nullified the June 30th judgment of Birkin Kudu Division of Jigawa State High Court which erroneously sacked Chief Victor Ike Oye as the APGA National Chairman.
In an unanimously judgment delivered Tuesday this morning, the Appellate court disagreed with the lower court which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Mr. Jude Okeke, its faction of the party and their “purported” gubernatorial candidate Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji.
The Appeal Court ruled also that the Jigawa State High Court has no territorial or substantive jurisdiction to hear the suit abinitio.
The proceedings of the Jigawa State High Court is a nullity. All five issues for Determination resolved in favour of the Appellants.
Appeal is here by allowed.
The proceedings and judgment of Musa Ubale J. of Jigawa State High Court is a nullity.
It is thereby set aside.