Ribadu vs Binani: Sen Girei calls for calm, says party will appeal judgement

Senator Abubakar Girei has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State to maintain calm in the face of Friday’s judgement that declared the APC primary null and void.

In a landmark judgement on Friday, the federal high court 1 sitting in Yola presided by Justice Abdulaziz Anka has declared the gubernatorial primaries of APC null and void and urged Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Binani to stop parading herself as the party’s candidate.

In a phone chat with our correspondent, Girei expressed optimism that the party will appeal the suit and would surely get a favourable judgement.

He called on supporters of the Ribadu and Binani’s camps to eschew bitterness and rancour as the judgement is only temporal and will not last the test of judicial scrutiny.

“There is no need mentioning that all of us are taken aback by this development. But I believe it is divinely arranged in order to test our resilience and strength of character as a people and party.

“As stakeholders, we are studying the judgement and I want to assure you we will do the needful by appealing the judgement.

“We believe the appellate court will upturn the judgement and we will not only go into the 2023 election, but we shall emerge victorious.

“I call on all stakeholders including the two camps to exercise restraint, remain law abiding and exercise patience in the face of this unsavory development. We shall traverse this course together and ensure landslide victory for all APC candidates in the forthcoming 2023 elections God willing, ” he said.

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