2023: Action Alliance Disowns Suit Seeking Tinubu’s Disqualification

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The Action Alliance (AA) has distanced itself from a suit seeking to disqualify the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Bayo Onanuga disclosed this in a statement released in Abuja on Friday.

According to Onanuga, AA told Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, that the suit seeking to disqualify Tinubu from the presidential race was unauthorised.

He further stated that the suit against Tinubu was masterminded by dismissed officials of the party.

Onanuga said Justice Nyako in a ruling on Nov. 22, approved the application by the duly elected chairman and secretary to be joined in the suit.

Recall that the party had filed the case against INEC as the first defendant, APC as the second defendant, Tinubu as the third defendant and Shettima as the fourth.

Onanuga said by the approval, the court upheld the argument of the officials that the suit was never authorised by the appropriate organs of the party.

He added that while ruling on the matter, Justice Nyako declared that the main consideration in a joinder application was if the applicant seeking to be joined as a necessary party in that the decision would affect them one way or the other.

Onanuga quoted the judge saying, “The plaintiffs and respondents have not placed anything that would convince the court not to allow them into the case.

“I am of the opinion that they are necessary to the case to determine if the case was properly instituted or not.

“Consequently, the application succeeds and the applicants are hereby joined as parties to this action as Defendants.”

According to him, Justice Ishola of Babatunde Ogala chambers stands for the APC, Thomas Ojo for Tinubu, while Mr C.I. Ibenegbu stands for Shettima, Tinubu’s Vice-Presidential running mate.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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