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The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo on Monday adjourned hearing in a forgery case filed against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in Taraba State Senator Emmanuel Bwacha by Chief David Sabo Kente, DSK.



Kente is alleging that the embattled candidate of the APC forged some of the documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC that qualified him to contest the Primaries of the party.



Counsel to the Plaintiff Barrister John Yuwa told correspondents that the instant suite bothers on the qualification of the defendant to have even participated in the Primaries of the party in the first place.



Yuwa said that the hearing was stalled because the defendants are question the jurisdiction of the Court and after listening to the arguments, the trial judge decided to adjourn for tomorrow.



Barrister D. G. Tukura, Counsel to the Third defendant Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said that the case was wrongly filed in the first place, after the errors were corrected at the last adjourned date, only for the team to realize that the matter, even as is currently constituted is incompetent. Consequently, the defendant has raised his their application challenging the jurisdiction of the Court.



Reacting to the process, the counsel to the All Progressives Congress APC Barrister Boniface Iorkumbur noted that the plaintiff did not even participate in the said Primaries and so has no local bases to have even filed the suit in the first place.



Iorkumbur said that the Plaintiff also failed to push front the evidence they have against the defendants to enable them prepare their defence, noting that the Courts is not a chasing ground where counsels will come for a game of hide and seek. The judge subsequently adjourns the matter for Tuesday to decide if the preliminary objections should be heard first.



Our correspondent reports that Kente is currently challenging the emergence of Senator Emmanuel Bwacha as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba for the March general election and the case is billed for ruling on February 3rd at the Supreme Court Abuja.

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