2023: The PDP petitions the court to remove Sanwo-Olu and 40 other APC candidates.

ABUJA– The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the Federal High Court in Abuja to overturn Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State’s nomination as the All Progressives Congress, APC’s gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections.

In its FHC/ABJ/CS/1972/22 suit, the PDP also sought an order invalidating the nominations of 40 Lagos State House of Assembly candidates due to late submission of nomination forms to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The plaintiff contended that Sections 29 and 30(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 required political parties, including the 2nd defendant (APC), to submit nomination forms for candidates they intend to sponsor for elections to the 1st defendant (INEC) no later than 180 days before the election.

The PDP complained to the court that the APC failed to submit the nomination list, which included the names of governor Sanwo-Olu and the 40 House of Assembly candidates, within the statutorily mandated deadline.

As a result, it is asking the court to declare that the 2nd to 43rd defendants are disqualified for failing to submit the nomination forms of the 3rd -43rd defendants to the 1st defendant within 180 days of the elections for the office of Lagos state governor and member of the Lagos state house of assembly, which are scheduled to take place on March 11th, 2023.

The PDP also wants a declaration that the APC does not have the right to govern.“to participate and field a candidate to contest the governorship and state house of assembly elections of Lagos state having contravened the revered and mandatory provisions of Section 29 and 300) of the Electoral Act.”

“An order setting aside or nullifying forthwith the purported sponsorship and/or nomination of the 3rd-43rd defendants by the 2nd defendant (APC) to the 1st defendant (INEC) in respect of the forthcoming governorship and state house of assembly elections in Lagos state”.

As well as, “An order of injunction restraining the 1st defendant either by herself, agents, privies, surrogates or any other person(s) whosoever from according recognition to the 2nd — 43rd Defendants or in any manner whatsoever featuring or parading the 2nd— 43rd Defendants as a political party and candidate respectively in the forthcoming governorship and state house of assembly.”

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