Court Dismisses PDP’s Suit Seeking To Disqualify Tinubu, Obi From Presidential Race

Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Peoples’ Democratic Party seeking to disqualify the Presidential Candidates of the All Progressives Congress and Labour Party, over alleged unlawful substitution of their running mates.

The judge held that PDP lacked merit and was aimed at irritating opponents in the 2023 presidential election.

Justice Okorowo specifically held that the suit filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Gordy Uche on behalf of PDP was incompetent and unjustifiable as it disclosed no reasonable cause of action.

Besides, the judge said the party failed woefully to disclose any injury it suffered in the substitution of running mates carried out by APC and Labour Party.

The running mates whose substitution are being challenged by PDP are Kabiru Masari for APC and Doyin Okupe of the Labour Party.