2023: PDP asks court to sack Sanwo-Olu, 40 others as APC candidates

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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying it to nullify the nomination of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State as gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2023 elections.

PDP, in its suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1972/22, equally applied for an order, invalidating the nomination of 40 Lagos State House of Assembly candidates over the late submission of their nomination forms to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The plaintiff maintained that Sections 29 and 30(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022, made it mandatory for political parties, including the 2nd defendant (APC), to submit nomination forms of candidates it intend to sponsor for elections, to the 1st defendant (INEC), not later than 180 days to the conduct of the election.

PDP told the court that APC failed to submit the nomination list containing names of governor Sanwo-Olu and the 40 House of…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper