Aishatu Binani has been reinstated as the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) candidate for governor of Adamawa state by an appellate court.
The APC primary that selected Binani as the party’s nominee for governor of Adamawa was declared invalid in October by a federal high court in Yola, the state capital.
The court had declared that there would be no candidate for the APC in the state for the 2023 elections.
Senator Binani’s victory in the primaries conducted on May 26 was contested by Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who asserted that there had been overvoting and involvement by unregistered delegates.
The presiding judge said that 50 Lamurde Local Government Area delegates who weren’t eligible to vote in the primary were admitted.
The judge concluded that there was no proof that the party had organized an election for Special Ad-hoc Delegates in that specific location.