Court fixes date on Suit seeking to Disqualify Atiku, Tinubu

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Court fixes Oct 6 for hearing of Electoral Act suit seeking to Disqualify Tinubu, Atiku

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that On Friday, the Federal High Court in Abuja set October 6 for the hearing of a case seeking to remove Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, for allegedly violating the Electoral Act.

In the lawsuit with the file number FHC/ABJ/CS/942/2022, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the former minister of state for education, and a non-governmental organisation operating under the auspices of the Incorporated Trustees of Rights for All International are also asking the court to disqualify Atiku Abubakar, the opposition candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the same reason.

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Service of all pertinent court documents and hearing notices on each and every Defendant in the case was mandated by Justice Inyang Ekwo.

The APC, PDP, the Attorney General of the Federation, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, are additional defendants in the case.

Suit Seeking to Disqualify Atiku, Tinubu

You may recall that Nwajiuba, an APC official and one of the party’s candidates for president, had obtained permission from the court to file lawsuits against both Tinubu and Atiku, the APC Presidential Candidate and PDP Presidential Candidate respectively.

The plaintiffs specifically claimed that the primary election that produced Tinubu as the APC’s 2023 presidential candidate was tainted by corruption and widespread vote buying in the lawsuit they filed through their attorney, Mr. Okere Nnamdi, and insisted that the majority of the delegates were bought over with dollars.

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In order to support his claim, the former minister—who received just one vote in the June 8 primary election—included in his proof of evidence a video of Rotimi Amaechi, the former minister of transportation, denouncing the sale of votes by delegates during the APC primary.

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The Plaintiffs further questioned Tinubu’s income source and educational background.

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