We gathered that APC CHIEFTAIN by name Alhaji Usman Tuggar, has blamed the ultimate refusal of the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja to maintain his intrigue against a judgment confirming the decision of Alhaji Adamu Bulkachuwa.
The Bauchi State APC pioneer was responding to the Court of Appeal judgment of June 11, which certified Bukachuwa’s race and maintained the April 18, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Tuggar demanded that he won the gathering’s senatorial essential decision in Bauchi North with 54,000 votes.
He had, in his suit at the Federal High Court, professed to have won the essential race, yet that a few powers inside the gathering’s administration sent Bulkachuwa’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the gathering’s hopeful.
He implored the court to, among others, void his gathering’ choice and announce that he was the legitimate champ of the APC essential decision and, along these lines, should have his name sent to INEC as the gathering’s genuine contender for Bauchi North Senatorial race in the last broad races.
Equity Ijeoma Ojukwu, who conveyed the Federal High Court’s judgment on April 18, maintained Bulkacuwa’s fundamental complaint and rejected the suit in light of the fact that it was resolution banished.
Equity Ojukwu held that the suit, being a pre-race one, was not recorded inside the 14 days recommended by the constitution, taking note of that the suit was documented more than 14 days after the essential was directed.
Tuggar bid the choice at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, contending that the preliminary court misconstrued his complaint since he didn’t challenge the result of the essential, which he professed to have won, yet the accommodation of Bulkacuwa’s name to INEC rather than his.
He contended that he documented his suit inside time, supplicated the Court of Appeal to switch the choice of the Federal High Court and sack Bulkachuwa.
In any case, the investigative court dismissed the solicitation in its judgment on June 11.
Equity Tinuade Akomolafe Wilson, who read the consistent judgment of a three-man board of the Court of Appeal, held that the suit was rule banished, having been recorded outside 14 days stipulated in Section 285(9) of the fourth Alteration to the 1999 Constitution.
The Appeal Court additionally dismissed Tuggar’s solicitation to have the case heard on the legitimacy, in light of the fact that the preliminary court just expelled dependent on Bulkachuwa’s primer protest.
Equity Akomolafe-Wilson held that, since the 180 days inside which a pre-race case must be controlled by the preliminary court has passed, the Court of Appeal isn’t in a situation to conjure its capacity to hear the suit on its legitimacy.
“A time allotment resembles an Iroko that can’t be moved. The appealing party is supplicating the court to practice a power it has no privilege to work out. When an issue is resolution banned, it is dead. The rule of restriction evacuates the privilege of case,” the judge said.
Tuggar, responding to the judgment, demanded that bad form had been done to him by the initiative of his gathering, yet that he was resolved to challenge the case up to the Supreme Court.
In an announcement he issued through his legal advisor, Chike Okafor, Tuggar stated: “I will approach the Supreme Court of Nigeria to ventilate my cases and I trust and implore that God will manage them in their considerations in landing at the equity of my case.”
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