APC Crisis: Yari Faction Rejects Court’s Judgement, Ready For Appeal

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The Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, on Friday dismissed the case filed by the APC faction of former governor, AbdulAziz Yari challenging the dissolution of the state party’s Exco by Mai Buni.

However, the faction has dismissed the judegment, saying it was ready to appeal.

Delivering the judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Aminu Aliyu, said, the court had dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction.

Bappa said the case filed by the Yari APC faction was purely an internal crisis, adding that it was a party affair.

“This is purely an internal crisis. It is a party affair. As such, the case is hereby dismissed because this honourable court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the case,” said Bappa.

However, the counsel to Yari, Bello Gusau, told journalists that they would study the case before taking any further action.

Addressing journalists immediately after the ruling, the spokesperson for Senator Kabiru Marafa, Bello Bakyaauwa, said, “This is exactly what we have been expecting.”

The Yari-led faction of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State has kicked against the judgement by the Federal High Court.

In a statement, the publicity secretary of the faction, Ibrahim Magaji, said they were not deterred by the judgement.

“We will not in any way be deterred by the Federal High Court Gusau recent judgement that dismissed the suit we instituted, challenging the dissolution of our executives by the National Caretaker Committee of the party.”

Chairman of the faction, Lawal Daura, said they were more determined to pursue the case to its logical conclusion because of their strong conviction that justice would only be delayed rather than denied.

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