A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday upheld the nomination of Malam Nasir el-Rufai as the rightful All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the March 2019 governorship election in Kaduna state.
The Federal High Court also affirmed Governor el-Rufai as an eligible aspirant and rightful winner of the Kaduna state gubernatorial primaries of the APC in 2018.
Yahaya Shinko, a former member of the APC, had filed a suit at the court challenging the nomination of Malam Nasir el-Rufai and prayed the court to set aside the said nomination.
Delivering judgment on Thursday, Presiding Judge, Justice Zainab Abubakar, ruled that Yahaya Shinko’s case lacks merit and affirmed the validity of the APC primaries.
Justice Zainab said the suit was filed beyond the 14 days given to institute an action challenging the outcome of the said election.
She then struck the matter out for being incompetent and lacking merit.