The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the candidacy of Bola Tinubu as the All Progressives Congress flagbearer as illegal, adding that it may go to court in the coming days.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the PDP spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, said the recent court judgement which nullified Governor Gbenga Oyetola could also mean doom for Tinubu.
Recall that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had invalidated Oyetola’s candidacy over violations of the Constitution and the Electoral Act.
In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Emeka Nwite, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who submitted Oyetola and his deputy’s names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Nigerian Constitution and Section 82(3) of the newly signed Electoral Act, 2022.
Ologunagba maintained that the same ruling could be applied to Tinubu’s case.
“Mai Mala Bala was assumed to be Chairman of the APC and the laws say that if you are an executive governor you cannot double as Chairman. This has led the court to nullify the candidacy of the Governor of Osun State, Oyetola,” the PDP spokesperson said.
“The same Mai Mala Buni was the caretaker chairman that sponsored the nomination of Tinubu. We are saying that if the process that sponsored the nomination of the presidential candidate of the APC was illegal, then the nomination of Bola Tinubu is illegal, null and void,” he declared.
He added that the PDP would notify Nigerians on plans to seek legal interpretation on the matter in the coming days.