Primaries: 30 cases have been filed against APC in Northwest- Legal Adviser
The Legal field operations committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC Northwest has disclosed that no fewer of 30 cases have been instituted against the party at the end of the various primary elections held in the zone.
This was disclosed by the National Legal Adviser of APC, Ahmed Usman El-Marzuq while addressing a press conference in Kaduna at the end of its maiden meeting.
He said the committee will carryout a similar visit to the remaining five political zones across the country to address any legal issue within the party.
“Today the zonal Legal field operations committee met in Kaduna. In attendance were legal advisers from Kano, Kebbi, Kaduna, Sokoto, as well as legal advisers from the National headquarters.”
According to him, the purpose of the meeting was to address legal issues that have emanated from the primary elections during the state Assemblies, Governorship, House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential elections.”
“During such exercises, issues of complaints and petitions are usually received. The law has provided remedies for such complaints to be pursued in the various courts in the land.”
El- Marzuq noted that, at this stage, other parties as well as aggrieved party members will employ legal representation, hence, the meeting was intended to strategize ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Legal Adviser explained that, the maiden meeting availed them the opportunity to know the number of cases filed in the various courts, saying, they have so far recorded 30 cases in the Northwest zone .
Highlighting on the cases, he said some are coming from even the opposition parties, but was quick to add that, the cases will not affect the fortunes of the party in next year’s general elections.