2023: Nullification of Adamawa APC governorship candidate unacceptable — Dame Tallen

Dame Pauline Tallen, Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, has described as unacceptable the nullification of the governorship candidacy of Senator Aisha Dahiru-Binan for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State.

Tallen in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the problem that led to the nullification is a party issue and that the judgment should be reversed because the results of the governorship primary election clearly showed that Aisha won.

“It is unacceptable to all Nigerian women and all men and women of goodwill. We will not accept it. It is not just the issue of the candidate or Nigerian women; it is a party issue because the judgment says that the party has no candidate; that is not democracy.

“Why are they afraid of allowing her to run? a primary was conducted and it was a very transparent primary because top government officials that witnessed the primary confirmed that it was transparent and clean.

Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and Aisha Buhari to intervene in the matter, Dame Tallen maintained that Nigerian women would continue to advocate “until Binani’s mandate is restored.

Tallen who stressed that taking Aisha to court was undemocratic called on Nigerians to support female candidates in the 2023 general election for the overall growth and development of the nation

Recall that the Federal High Court 1 sitting in Yola, Adamawa, had voided the APC governorship primary election in the State.

According to Justice A.M Anka who gave the ruling, APC has no governorship candidate for the 2023 elections because it did not comply with the party guidelines and the constitution during the primary.