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General News of Tuesday, 26 July 2022


Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Big trouble for APC as ruling party, Tinubu face fresh suit

An Abuja lawyer is suing the APC over the Muslim-Muslim ticket An Abuja lawyer is suing the APC over the Muslim-Muslim ticket

An Abuja-based lawyer, Osigwe Momoh, has sued the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Channels TV reports.

The lawyer is suing the APC candidate and the ruling party for fielding the president and vice-president candidates of the party from the same religion, Channels TV reports.

In the suit, the lawyer sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) from publishing the name of the APC presidential candidate in the forthcoming coming elections for violation of the Nigeria Constitution.

The plaintiff claimed that the decision to pick the party’s presidential flagbearer and the running mate from the same religion (section) violates the principle and the spirit of the Nigeria Constitution.

Osigwe, a human rights activist, requested the court to restrain INEC from publishing the candidate of the APC as a presidential candidate for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

No date has been fixed for hearing of the suit.

The suit filed by the lawyer is the latest in the series of mixed reactions trailing the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as the APC vice-presidential candidate.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has slammed Atiku Abubakar over his recent comment on the All Progressives Congress Muslim-Muslim ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

According to Tinubu through his media aide, Tunde Rahman, on Saturday, July, 23, Atiku is using the religious issue as a political strategy.

In a statement released by Rahman, Tinubu stated that Atiku lied by saying that he dropped him in 2007 because they are both Muslims.

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