Lagos bye-Election: PDP asks Court to Disqualify Abiru

Lagos bye-Election: PDP asks Court to Disqualify Abiru
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Lagos Bye Election Pdp Asks Court To Disqualify Abiru

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to disqualify the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the upcoming bye-election for Lagos East Senatorial District.

The senatorial district seat became vacant at the Senate following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo in June.

The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

In the suit filed through their lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), the PDP also alleged that Abiru is not from any of the local government areas under Lagos East Senatorial District.

The plaintiffs are urging the court to declare that Abiru, “who is not a registered voter in the Lagos East Senatorial District and having registered and exercised his right to vote outside Lagos East Senatorial District, cannot suddenly switch to Lagos East Senatorial District to contest for Senate without valid transfer of his voter registration card to the Lagos East Senatorial District through the 1st defendant (Independent National Electoral Commission).”

The PDP and Gbadamosi are praying the court to order INEC to “delete the name of the 2nd and 3rd defendants (Abiru and APC) from the list of the candidates and political parties to participate in the Lagos East by-election.”

But Abiru and the APC have, through their lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), filed a preliminary objection, praying that the suit be dismissed.

The defendants, among others, said, “the complaints in this suit, as captured in questions 1-6 of the originating summons, as they relate to the residency or indigene of the 2nd defendant are not recognised grounds upon which the 2nd defendant can be disqualified from contesting an election.”

Justice Chuka Obiozor adjourned hearing in the suit till November 16.

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