Thursday, 13 November 2014

Late Abiola’s Wife Sues PDP Over Presidential Elections

Professor Akasoba Duke-Abiola, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and aspirant for the 2015 presidential election, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja, the country’s capital, against the party for denying her an Expression of Interest Form after she paid the mandatory sum for acquisition of the form, Pm news reports.
Abiola, wife of late businessman and acclaimed winner of the 12 June, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Olawale Abiola, said she was denied of the form by the party after paying N2 million and obtaining a receipt of payment from the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

In the suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/836/14, and in which she joined the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, she is seeking a perpetual injunction barring the PDP from holding the presidential primary election.
She is also seeking the court to bar INEC from recognising President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s candidate with an argument that the party had failed to meet electoral requirements as stipulated in its own constitution as well as the country’s Electoral Act.

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