FORMER APC PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT WANTS COURT TO DISQUALIFY TINUBU
The Federal High Court was on Friday, September 30, called upon to disqualify Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s candidacy ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to The Cable, the lawsuit was filed at the court by Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the ex-presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
In his suit, Nwajiuba argued that Tinubu, the flagbearer of the APC, violated electoral laws during the ruling party’s primary election.
The immediate past Minister of State for Education, through his lawyer, Okere Nnamdi, told the court that the primary that produced Tinubu as the APC’s candidate was marred with untold corruption as one of the aspirants, Rotimi Amaechi (Ex-minister of Transportations) complained that most delegates sold their votes.
To back up his claim, Nwajiuba attached video evidence to his suit in which Amaechi was bitterly complaining about vote-buying.
Amaechi had earlier alleged that delegates who voted at the APC primary were bribed to influence the outcome of the convention and that they have since regretted their action, Punch Newspaper reports.
Reacting to his remarks, some APC supporters and party chieftains claimed the former minister was exhibiting traits of frustration after losing out to Tinubu.
Director-General of Asiwaju Tinubu Presidential Campaign Organisation, Adebayo Shittu, said he found the utterances of Amaechi unbelievable.
He said:“Who is regretting what? Can Amaechi isolate himself from those he claimed to have induced delegates for votes? He, just like other aspirants at the APC primaries, cannot point fingers at others without implicating themselves.
“What does he mean by delegates are regretting they collected bribes for votes? Is he indirectly saying the governors who brought them collected bribes and expressing regret too? I wish to have an opportunity to square up with him on this kind of issues.”
Also, Gabriel Babalola, the Ekiti state coordinator of Tinubu Support Organisation, also took a swipe at Amaechi and wondered how a former minister believed he could win the battle for the APC presidential ticket without working hard for it.