Magaji Vs Tukur: Delay of flight stalls hearing against Nasarawa West APC candidate
The delay of the flight of Justice Afolabi Nehizena, trail Judge of the Federal High Court Lafia has stalled the case against Shehu Tukur, Nasarawa West Senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that Barr. Labaran Magaji, an aspirant at the APC Senatorial primaries dragged the party and the alleged winner to court for irregularities during the election.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the adjournment of the case on Wednesday in Lafia, Johnson Jacob, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), led counsel to the plaintiff, said the judge could not make it to the court due to challenges with her flight.
Also, Magaji, said the adjournment was not deliberate, but the will of God as the judge is human and such things are bound to happen.
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The plaintiff added that he approached the court to seek justice and that justice should never be sacrificed for anything.
Magaji expressed hope that at the end of the whole thing, the court would do justice to the matter.
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He, therefore, urged his supporters to remain calm and deliver the party in all elections at the 2023 general elections.
He also commanded the people of Nasarawa west district of the State most especially the stakeholders, women and youths for their solidarity and support.
On his part, Mubarak Adekilekun, counsel to the first defender (Shehu Tukur, APC Senatorial candidate) said the announcement was not the fault of anybody.
He said they would be in court on the next adjourned day to prove their case.
The case was adjourned to Sept. 7, 2022, for the continuation of the hearing.