From Odeh Ogaji, Jalingo
Prof. Jerome Nyameh has lost the legal battle challenging the nomination of Col Dantala Kefas Agbu (Rtd) as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Taraba State.
The suit filed at the Federal High Court, Jalingo, the state capital, by Prof. Nyameh, challenged Agbu’s election over the violation of Part VII, Article 1 of the Electoral Guidelines for the Primary Elections of PDP, 2022, having failed to resign as the state party chairman.
Nyameh had submitted that the primary was held on May 25, which was only six days after Agbu resigned, and many days after the screening of aspirants on April 28, when he was still the state party chairman.
Nyameh further submitted that Agbu only resigned via a letter dated May 17, 2022, which was received at the national headquarters on May 19.
Agbu polled 443 votes to come first, while Prof. Joseph Albasu and Prof. Nyameh got 31 and 24 votes respectively during the primary.