Supreme Court Affirms Agbu Kefas as Taraba PDP Gov candidate

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by Prof. Jerome Nyameh challenging the nomination of Agbu Kefas as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State.

The PDP announced Kefas as the winner of the primary held on May 25, 2022, a decision Nyameh challenged.

In a judgment on Friday, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court held that the appeal was without merit and proceeded to dismiss it.

In the lead judgment, Justice Emmanuel Agim held that the appellant failed to first explore the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanism before rushing to court to sue.

Justice Agim further held that the appellant also failed to join other aspirants that participated in the primary election as defendants as required by law.

He noted that the law was clear on conditions precedent to be complied with before any aggrieved governorship aspirant could approach the court.

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