COURT DISMISSES PDP’S SUIT SEEKING TINUBU, OBI’S DISQUALIFICATION

Written by on September 19, 2022

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit instituted by the People’s Democratic Party PDP seeking the disqualification of All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, BOLA TINUBU; and his Labour Party counterpart, PETER OBI.

Justice DONATUS OKORONKWO dismissed the suit challenging the legality of the substitution of the running mates for TINUBU and OBI on the grounds that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the suit and that the suit was a gross abuse of court process.

Justice DONATUS OKORONKWO also noted that all the reliefs sought by the PDP were not grantable.

Meanwhile, the PDP is claiming that the Electoral Act 2022 did not make provision for a “placeholder” or temporary running mate and that the replacement of running mates is not applicable to IBRAHIM MASARI and DOYIN OKUPE.

PDP is also contending that TINUBU and OBI can only qualify to contest the 2023 presidential election with MASARI and OKUPE, as their respective running mates.

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