From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
The High Court Seven sitting in Gusau, Zamfara state capital has adjourned the case filed by Senator Kabiru Marafa challenging the congress conducted by Governor Bello Mattawale APC faction to February 17 next month.
The Presiding Judge of the court, Justice Bello kucheri said, the case was adjourned to February 17 following some processes filed by the Counsels to the defendants.
Speaking to journalists after the adjournment of the case, one of the Counsels to Senator Marafa, Barrister Misbahu Salawuddeen said they were in the court to pray for the annulment of the congresses conducted by Governor Bello Mattawale APC faction.
He said, “We are challenging the congresses conducted under the Matawalle APC faction here in zamfara state because of a lot of abnormalities”.
“The abnormalities were that our clients were disenfranchised as they were not allowed to purchase the forms and participate in the Congress”.
”For example, when we applied for the purchase and issuance of the election forms, we were disenfranchised”.
“The Marafa faction of the party were disenfranchised and prevented from participation in the Congress after they paid and obtained the forms”.
“We are saying that we are disenfranchised that is why we are saying that due process of the law and the APC constitution were not complied with”.
“What they have done was a flagrant disobedience to the party construction”.
Reacting to the forthcoming national convention of the party coming up on February 26, Barrister Salawuddeen said, “Since the case is before the court now, nobody has the right to determine which of the three factions in the state will be there”.
He however expressed optimism that his clients would get Justice at the end of the case.
“We believe that we will get Justice as we have gotten before. We will still get it”. Concluded Barrister Salawuddeen.