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The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has instituted a lawsuit compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to prevent the Presidential Candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and Labour Party, Peter Obi, from replacing their running mates with Kashim Shettima and Datti Baba-Ahmed respectively.

In the suit, PDP asked the Court to declare that Tinubu and Obi be disqualified unless they contest alongside their previous running mates, Kabiru Masari and Doyin Okupe respectively.

The PDP based its argument on the fact that the term ‘placeholder’ is unknown to Nigerian law.

Recall that Tinubu had nominated Masari as placeholder while Obi also nominated Okupe, as an interim running mate.


Written by: Helen Obih

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