The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to reports suggesting that the direct primary, which produced its candidate, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, has been nullified by an Abuja Federal High Court.
APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, in a statement on Friday, described the report as “fake news.” He said, “The case is before Justice Dimgba and our confirmation from the Court’s Registry show that the matter was filed on July 27, 2018. “It is being handled for the Plaintiff by A.U Mustapha (SAN) and came up for the first time on September 13, 2018 when service of originating processes on all other Parties was confirmed. “The matter was subsequently adjourned to September 27, 2018 for hearing.
“Based on the foregoing facts, it is impossible for Judgement to have been given in this case which has only just commenced.” Few days ago, a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, solicited support for the party’s candidate in the September 22 governorship election, Adegboyega Oyetola.
Tinubu said Oyetola had impeccable credentials and competence to carry on from outgoing Governor Rauf Aregbesola.