The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the case instituted before it by the PDP governorship candidate in Gombe State, Mohammed Barde against Governor Muhammadu Yahaya, INEC and two others.
Conveying this in a press statement made available to our correspondent on Tuesday, Ismaila Misilli, Director-General Press Affairs Government House said the court declined the requests of Barde, saying he lacked the right to sue INEC or Yahaya.
Recall that Barde, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, had instituted a court case against Yahaya, Governor of Gombe and the candidate of All Progressives Congress on alleged forgery case.
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Misilli said, “ruling in the case, ‘PDP and 2 ORS vs INEC and 2 ORS suit NO: FHC/ABJ/CS/1301/2022, the Federal High Court declined jurisdiction and held that neither the PDP nor second defendant; Muhammed Jibrin Barde can sue the governor or INEC since they were not aspirants in the APC primaries that produced Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya. Case struck out.”