Boost for Inuwa as High Court Dismisses PDP, Jibrin Barde’s Case
In less than 6 weeks to the guber election, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the case instituted before it by the PDP Governorship Candidate in Gombe State, Mohammed Jibrin Barde against Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, INEC and 2 others.
The federal high declined jurisdiction and held that neither the PDP and 2nd Defendant; Muhammed Jibrin Barde can sue the Governor or INEC since they were not Aspirants in the APC primaries that produced Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
The PDP candidate had filed a suit against Governor, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya and his Deputy, Dr Jatau Manassah Daniel from contesting and participating in the 2023 governorship election for alleged submission of forged certificates.
In Suit No: FJC/ABJ/CS/1301/2022 between Peoples Democratic Party & 2 Ors v. INEC & 3 Ors filed on the 2nd August 2022, PDP prayed the court to disqualify Inuwa Yahaya and his deputy from contesting the election having submitted forged documents and certificates to INEC which were published on 22nd July 2022.