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Politics of Friday, 29 July 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Action Alliance seeks Tinubu, Shettima's disqualification over double nomination

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima

The Action Alliance (AA) is seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognising the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, over alleged double nomination.

In the application before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the party asked that the APC be disqualified from the 2023 presidential polls because it nominated Shettima for more than one constituency in the 2023 general elections.

The party had earlier filed an application to seek APC’s disqualification over alleged act of perjury on the part of its presidential candidate, Tinubu.

However, in the latest suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1256/2022, AA is contending that the APC contravened Section 35 of the Constitution and the Electoral Act, 2022.

The suit brought by AA, through its counsel, Ukpai Ukairo Esq., joins INEC, APC, Tinubu and Shettima as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants respectively.

In an affidavit in support of the suit deposed to by one Mr Kalu Agu, the party claimed that the APC contravened the law when it submitted the name of Shettima both as candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District the and vice presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

“The 2nd defendant (APC) also submitted the name of the 4th defendant (Shettima) as its candidate in Borno Central Senatorial election for the 2023 election and the 4th defendant (Shettima) swore to INEC Form EC9 in his capacity as the said candidate and same was submitted to the 1st defendant (INEC).

No date has been fixed for hearing.

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