- A suit has been filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to disqualify the APC from contesting in the Edo governorship election
- The suit was filed by another political party, the Action Democratic Party (ADP)
- The ADP is alleging that Ize-Iyamu’s running mate, Gani Audu presented forged documents to INEC
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A suit has been filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to disqualify the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu from contesting in the Edo governorship election.
The suit which was filed by the Action Democratic Party (ADP), alleged that Gani Audu, the deputy governorship candidate of the APC presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The ADP said there were glaring discrepancies in the academic qualifications and other means of identification in the documents submitted by Gani Audu.
The party argued that the running mate is not qualified to contest the election and should be disqualified by the court.
A spokesperson for the party, Adelaja Adeoye on Sunday, August 9, confirmed that the court action was filed over Audu’s alleged certificate discrepancies.
“For us to have good governance and good leaders in any part of this country, those contesting elections, must present authentic qualifications, as required by the electoral umpire INEC, anything contrary must be challenged at the court," Adeoye was quoted saying by the newspaper.
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The party said the deputy governorship candidate swore to an affidavit submitted to INEC with his name as Audu Abudu Ganiyu, but his other documents bear conflicting names.
The ADP asked the court to disqualify Ize-Iyamu, Gani Audu, and the APC from contesting the Edo governorship election.
It is requesting the court to order INEC to remove Ize-Iyamu, Audu and APC from the list of candidates eligible to contest the coming Edo governorship poll.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has given its opinion as to why the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Asiwaju Tinibu, is angry with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo.
According to a statement by the PDP's national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, published on Saturday, August 8, the APC leader is at odds with Obaseki because he refused to follow the orders of the cabal in the ruling party, Daily Trust reported.
Ologbondiyan alleged that Tinubu's anger proves that some power blocks in the APC had a hand in the attempt to seize the Edo state House of Assembly recently.
Also supporting the PDP's spokesman's position, Chief Dan Orbih, the chairman of the party's campaign council in Edo called on Tinubu to allow the electorate in the state to choose their leader in the coming gubernatorial poll.
APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo guber primaries | Legit TV