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Atiku, Tambuwal, PDP Make Joint Demands Towards Wike’s suit

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Aug 31, 2022

2023: Atiku, Wike's Camps Fail To Resolve Fued

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a case initiated by Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Naija News reports that Wike had sued PDP, its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal over the conduct of the presidential primary of the party held in Abuja on May 28 and May 29, 2022.

Demanding that the case be thrown out, the defendants argued that the case is frivolous, baseless, unwarranted and unknown to law.

In their joint objection, the defendants predicated their demands on four cardinal grounds.

They argued that the instant suit as filed is unknown to law and not cognizable under a pre-election matter.

They averred that the first plaintiff, Michael Newgent Ekamon, having not participated in the primary election conducted by the National Executive Committee of PDP lacked the requisite locus standi to institute this suit.

Atiku PDP and Tambuwal further stated that the suit as brought by the applicants does not fall within the purview of Section 84 of the Electoral Act, as such does not qualify as a pre-election dispute.

The fourth ground was that the instant suit was not initiated by due process of the law.

They, therefore, sought order of the court striking out or dismissing the suit in its entirety for want of jurisdiction.

This article was originally published on Naija News