Aaron Artimas, Taraba State APC Publicity Secretary
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State has called on its members and all law-abiding citizens in the state to discountenance or disregard any issue or rumour regarding the eligibility of its candidate, Excellency Sani Abubakar Danladi to contest Saturday’s gubernatorial elections.
This followed a claim by so-called concerned citizens that there were discrepancies in the declaration of age as contained in Sani Danladi’s SSCE and his statutory declaration of age in the year 2000.
In a statement by the APC Taraba State Publicity Secretary, Mr Aaron Artimas, the party said its attention has been drawn to a mischievous and comical judgment by the Federal High Court, Jalingo, on a case filed by some unknown persons parading as concerned citizens, who raised the issue of a purported improper declaration of age by Danladi.
The party called on its teeming supporters to note that the issue had been taken to court in 2007 and was subsequently dismissed by the Appeal Court.
The statement explained that it should also be noted that all judgments passed by the appeal court supersedes those of the lower courts in the whole country.
Artimas noted that there are also legal processes involved in the substitution of candidates by INEC and therefore a court judgment does not automatically translate to disqualification to contest an election.
He said legal steps have already commenced to set aside this mischievous judgment which the APC views as another desperate attempt by agents of the PDP and the State Government to escape defeat on Saturday.
According to the statement, all APC members are called upon to continue with their campaigns and preparations towards the elections.
It said all APC agents are also directed to ensure that they dutifully accompany all sensitive materials and to ensure their distributions to all designated voting areas.