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PDP Reconcilliation Suffers Major Set Back As Wike Drags Atiku, Tambuwal To Court

The inner disaster within the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, doesn’t appear to be ending anytime quickly as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sued the partys presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Aminu Tambuwal; and the pary over the conduct of the presidential major that was held was in Abuja on Might 28 and Might 29, 2022.
Wike filed the go well with alongside a PDP chieftain Newgent Ekamon.
Within the go well with marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022 the PDP is listed as the primary respondent whereas the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, is the 2nd respondent. Tambuwal and Atiku are listed because the third and 4th respondents respectively whereas Wike and Ekamon are listed because the plaintiffs.
SapaTV stories that throughout the PDP presidential major, Tambuwal, whereas addressing the delegates had appealed for his or her votes however returned later to ask that they vote for Atiku.
On the major, Atiku polled 371 votes whereas Wike and Bukola Saraki garnered 237 and 70 votes respectively.
Within the go well with, the plaintiffs are asking the court docket to find out eight points which embrace whether or not the purported switch of Tambuwals votes to Atiku by the PDP was unlawful and void.
They prayed the court docket to determine if Tambuwal misplaced his declare to votes the second he stepped down for Atiku.
He requested the court docket to find out whether or not Tambuwal having stepped down throughout the primaries must lose his votes.
Wike and Ekamon insisted that ought to these points be decided of their favour, the court docket ought to grant 9 reliefs together with a declaration that the purported switch of Tambuwals votes to Atiku be declared null and void.
Additionally they sought a declaration PDP acted negligently and in unhealthy religion by assigning the Sokoto Governors votes to Atiku on the major.
They prayed the court docket to cancel the switch of votes and a corresponding order restraining the third respondent (Tambuwals) withdrawal within the major was achieved after voting had commenced.
They subsequently demanded that the court docket order INEC to reject or take away Atiku from its listing of candidates within the 2023 presidential election, whereas additionally insisting that the votes of the first that was held on Might 28 and Might 29 be recounted.
The candidates are additionally in search of an order of the court docket directing the first respondent (PDP) to declare the 2nd applicant (Wike), a presidential aspirant within the Might 28 and Might 29 major because the winner of the aforesaid major with a corresponding order directing the first respondent (PDP) to ahead his identify because the candidate to contest the presidential election in 2023.”

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