Prof. Jerome sues Col. Kefas and INEC in Taraba State

A Photo Combination of Prof. Jerome Nyameh, Rtd. Col. Agbu Kefas, Court Garvel and the logo of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
 Photo of Suit document by Prof. Jerome Nyameh
A File Photo of Suit document by Prof. Jerome Nyameh (Credits | Mutumina)

The gubernatorial candidates of the People's democratic party Professor Jerome Nyameh have sued Col. Agbu Kefas and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

Prof. Jerome Nyameh who is among who the 5 aspirants who contested in the PDP gubernatorial primaries with other aspirants scored 24 votes against Hon. Joseph Albasu Kunini, the speaker of the state House of Assembly got 31 votes, Hon. Joel Ikenya got 11 votes while Buba Mafindi got 6 votes and the winner Col. Agbu kefas who got 443 votes.

Prof. Jerome Nyameh who is the plaintiff/applicant have sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), People's Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Agbu Dantala Kefas (rtd), Hon. Kabir Bappa Jauro and Barr. Jacob Otorkpa as the defendants/respondents in Suit No: FHC/JAL/CS/19/2022 on the 14th June, 2022.

Prof Jerome Nyameh Suit 2
A File Photo of Suit document by Prof. Jerome Nyameh (Credits | Mutumina)

The plaintiff Prof. Jerome is praying before the honorable court for the following relief:

  1. AN ORDER of substitute service of the originating summons and all other subsequent processes and order of this court on the 3rd, 4th and 5th defendants by pasting same on the PDP Office Gate at No. 81 Barde  Way, Jalingo, Taraba State.
  2. AN ORDER abridging time within which the defendants may respond to this suit to 7 days after the service of this order.
  3. AN ORDER for accelerated hearing for this suit.

This suit is coming as a result of an alleged undemocratic electoral processes which saw an incumbent elected party chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Taraba State Col. Agbu Kefas (rtd), as the elected flag-bearer of the PDP in taraba state in the 2023 gubernatorial race.

However, it can be recalled that the immediate PDP chairman, Hon. Agbu kefas have denied sometimes in March about purchasing a gubernatorial form of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

This is crystal clear after the images of the Col. Kefas rtd. surface with his predecessor Hon. Victor Bala Kona (immediate past PDP Chairman Taraba State) in Abuja where he flanked pictures of the interest/nomination form he bought and flanked by the party chairman.

PDP Chairman Taraba State Rtd. Col. Agbu kefas and Hon. Victor Bala Kona
A File Photo of PDP Chairman Taraba State Rtd. Col. Agbu kefas and Hon. Victor Bala Kona in Abuja after purchase of nomination and interest form

He also refuted claims of purchasing the PDP gubernatorial form after pressure and speculations of him purchasing form in early march. Hon. Agbu also welcome PDP presidential aspirants days and week to the gubernatorial primaries which include Atiku Abubakar, Sen. Bukola Abuabakar Saraki, His Excellency Nyesom Wike and His Excelelency Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

After that, Col. Agbu Kefas also was responsible for the formation of all party committees before and during the election processes.

Prof. Jerome is suing the defendants on grounds of compromised election and electoral processes before and during the electoral processes.

It can be recalled that the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate Senator Emmanuel Bwacha have also been restrain from being the APC flagbearer after the file suit against him in Suit No: by Barr. Kifasi an aspirant of the APC.

Prior to the gubernatorial primaries of the People's Democratic Party, Prof. Jerome Nyameh is the Head of Department,  Business Administration, Taraba State University Jalingo and also the immediate past Director of Center of Entrepreneurship Taraba State University.

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