A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo on Saturday night, dismissed an alleged certificate forgery case brought by Chief David Sabon Kente, against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, for lack of evidence.
Justice Bala Usman, in his ruling said the plaintiff and his counsel failed to provide evidence to back his allegation against the APC governorship candidate as required by both INEC and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Usman further held that haven’t carefully listen to all parties involved in the matter, the plaintiff lacks prove of evidence to support his case and consequently strike out the case.
Reacting to the judgement Barristers Dangana Tukura, Counsel to Senator Bwacha described the judgement as a landmark judgment.
Similarly, Barrister Boniface Iorkumbur Councel of the All Progressives Congress (APC) also hailed the position of the court as it was a true demonstration of fair justice in the eye of the law.
Iorkumbur commended the judge for his courage and patience in listening to all parties as well as delivering a sound judgement.
He further said that the inability of the plaintiff to call witnesses especially those institutions where the 3rd respondent had passed through shows that they didn’t have a case against the respondent.
Meanwhile, Barr. John Yuwa, counsel to chief Kente expressed that he and his team of lawyers would find time to study the judgement and advise their client on the next line of action as the judgement was in brief.
Chief Kente had approached the Federal High Court Jalingo through his counsel John Yuwa, alleging that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba, forged some of the documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, that qualified him to contest the Primary election of the party.
The plaintiff accused the 3rd respondent of criminal presentation of false information the electorial empire and the APC.
Blueprint reports that APC, INEC, and Bwacha were first, second and third respondents in the suit.