Newcomer: Court gives verdict on lawsuit seeking disqualification of Tinubu

  • A lawsuit seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu as presidential candidate of the ruling APC is annulled
  • The case was brought by the Popular Action Party (APP) and others against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tinubu and APC.
  • The plaintiffs who later failed to appear in court had accused Tinubu of submitting false information to INEC.

FCT, Abuja – A Federal High Court in Abuja has thrown out a case seeking to quash the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential standard-bearer for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general election.

Bayo Onanuga, director of media and publicity for the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), made it known in a statement on Wednesday, November 23 in Abuja, The nation informed.

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A Federal High Court in Abuja overturned a case seeking to disqualify Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential standard-bearer. Photo credit: @officialABAT
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The statement indicates that the Popular Action Party (APP) and others filed the case against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the first defendant, Tinubu as the second and APC as the third.

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The APP and others had asked the court to ask INEC to invalidate Tinubu’s nomination as the APC’s presidential candidate.

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They alleged that Tinubu provided false information in its EC9 form submitted to INEC.

However, APC’s lawyer, Babatunde Ogala, filed a preliminary objection notice on the grounds that the lawsuit was time-barred, disclosed no cause of action, and that the plaintiff had no standing.

Onanuga said Ogala argued it was frivolous and a waste of the judiciary’s time.

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legit.ng It states that the APP and other claimants did not appear when the matter was submitted for determination before Judge Emeka Nwite of the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday 21 November.

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“Judge Nwite subsequently threw out the case for lack of diligent prosecution,” Onanuga said.

Tinubu’s health, background and age: A family member talks about the APC presidential candidate

Earlier, legit.ng reported that Tinubu’s family called on Nigerians to dismiss the rumor about the background, health and age of the APC chairman hopeful.

According to the family, the APC presidential candidate is an original son of the Tinubu family in Lagos state.

The family also revealed that the health of the ex-governor of Lagos State is like that of other people over 60, which is being well managed.

Source: Legit.ng

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