Taraba PDP guber tussle: We are heading to Supreme Court – Nyameh


It is not yet uhuru for the Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its yesterday’s victory in the Appeal Court as the aggrieved aspirant has vowed to proceed to the apex court.

The Yola Division of the Court of Appeal had yesterday delivered judgement in the case between Professor Jerome Nyameh against the governorship candidate of the party, Agbu Kefas.

Nyameh’s gross is over the governorship primary election during which Agbu emerged as the party’s flagbearer for the forthcoming election.

Vowing to head to the Supreme court, Nyameh, through the secretary of his support group, Pharm Stephen Haruna, observed that “In the judgement, the three Justices of the Court of Appeal were divided in their decisions.”

“While Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya, and Justice Adebukunola I. Banjoko, who were absent in the court wrote their majority judgement in favour of Kefas, Justice Saidu Tanko Husaini,” the group said “wrote a minority judgement in favour of our principal.”

Justice Saidu Tanko Husaini, whom they said was physically present in court, “stated that the two justices absent have written their own majority judgement that the case of Prof. Jerome Nyameh is an internal affairs of PDP and they will not interfere.”

Citing the minority opinion judgement which states that “PDP and Agbu clearly violated the Constitution and guidelines of PDP for the primary election which the law permits the Court to intervene”, the judgement of the two justices, according to Nyameh “will now be the subject of Appeal to Supreme Court”.

Admitting that the minority judgement of Justice Saidu Tanko Husaini “is in our view the correct position of the law” Nyameh, said on Saturday that he “shall be appealing to the Supreme Court”.

“Our team of learned counsels”, he said “shall strongly contend the appeal to the Supreme Court on the grounds that the judgement of Justice Saidu Tanko Husaini is better than the judgement of the two justices absent and thus, the appeal ought to favour Jerome Nyameh.”

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