2023: PDP Sues INEC, APC And Labour Party, Wants Shettima And Baba-Ahmed Barred As VP Candidates
Written by on July 15, 2022
The Peoples Democratic Party has instituted a lawsuit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying the court to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to prevent the Presidential Candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and Labour Party, Peter Obi, from replacing their running mates with Senator Kashim Shettima and Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed.
The PDP is also asking the court to declare that Tinubu and Obi be disqualified unless they contest alongside their previous running mates – Kabiru Masari and Doyin Okupe.
In the originating summons, the PDP is seeking an order barring the Independent National Electoral Commission from replacing the running mates of Tinubu and Obi.
Those listed as first to seventh respondents in the case are INEC, APC, Tinubu, Masari, Labour Party, Obi and Okupe, respectively.
The party asked the court to rule that both Tinubu and Obi will be disqualified the moment they substitute the names of their running mates.
The PDP also based its argument on the fact that the term ‘placeholder’ is unknown to Nigerian law.