2023 Election: Serious Trouble for Atiku As Top Lawyer Drags Him to Court Over Right Violation

2023 Election: Serious Trouble for Atiku As Top Lawyer Drags Him to Court Over Right Violation

  • Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, could be disqualified from participating in the 2023 presidential election
  • This is due to the case filed against him by an Onitsha-based lawyer, Jezie Ekejiuba, who alleged that his right as a Nigeria is being violated if Atiku is allowed to contest in the 2023 election
  • Also joined in the suit is the attorney-general of the federation and INEC, adding that it would be fundamentally wrong to allow Atiku to contest in the 2023 election

Awka, Anambra - Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been dragged to court by Jezie Ekejiuba, a lawyer based in Onitsha, Anambra state, for violation of his rights.

The Punch reported that the lawyer is asking the court to disqualify Atiku from contesting the 2023 presidential elections.

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The federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are joined in the suit.

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Ekejiuba said if Atiku is allowed to contest in the 2023 election, his rights would be infringed upon as a Nigerian.

According to him, it would be fundamentally wrong for President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a northerner, to hand over power to Atiku Abubakar, another northerner.

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In suit No. FHC/AWK/CS/198/2022, the legal practitioner insisted that the policy of power rotation should be respected, adding that all Nigerians should be given a sense of belonging.

The suit was filed at the federal high court registry in Awka judicial division. The second, third, fourth and fifth respondents are the Attorney-General of the Federation, INEC, the PDP and Atiku.

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The plaintiff also seeks N200 million each from the respondents as compensation and general damages for the gross violation of his fundamental right to freedom from discrimination.

2023 presidency: Tinubu's Muslim-Muslim Critic Finally Dump APC, Joins Atiku at PDP Rally In Lagos

Legit.ng earlier reported that Yakubu Dogara, an ex-speaker of the house of representatives, has dumped the APC and joined the PDP.

The former lawmaker had been a strong critic of Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate since the latter announced Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim as his running mate.

After long criticism, Dogara announced support for Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and subsequently get appointed into the PDP presidential campaign council.

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