An Ilorin High Court has nullified the primary election that produced the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
In a judgement delivered by Justice Taoheed Umar, the court did not recognize the Bashir Bolarinwa APC executive which produced AbdulRazaq as the governorship candidate of the party.
Instead, the court affirmed the Ishola Balogun-Fulani-led state working committee as the authentic APC executives in Kwara state.
The Balogun-Fulani faction produced AbdulWahab Omotoshe as its governorship candidate.
ROLL VTR: With this judgement, all the candidates produced by the Balogun-Fulani faction are recognized by the court as the authentic candidates of the party.
The Bolarinwa faction, sacked by the court, is recognised by the National Working Committee of the party and the names of its candidates have already been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission
While counsel to the Balogun-Fulani faction welcomed the judgement, that of Bashir Bolarinwa said the judgement was expected and they will file an appeal against it.
Kwara APC has two factions with Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and Abdulwahab Omotoshe as their governorship candidates.