2023 Presidency: PDP calls Tinubu’s candidacy illegal

PDP to Tinubu: Presidency not for selfish entitlement power seeker

The Peoples Democratic Party has called the candidacy of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, standard bearer ,in the 2023 presidential election, illegal.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said according to the 2022 Electoral Act, the legality of Tinubu was voided.

Ologunagba stated this on Saturday during a press briefing in Abuja.

He explained that the recent court judgment that nullified the APC candidate in the recently concluded Osun State governorship election, Adgeboyega Oyetola, could be extended to Tinubu’s candidacy.

According to Ologunagba, the illegality of the APC Caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, who also doubled as Zamfara State governor, was illegal based on Section 183 of the Electoral Act.

He said, “Mai Mala Bala was assumed to be Chairman of the APC and the laws say that if you are an executive governor you cannot double as Chairman. This has led the court to nullify the candidacy of the Governor of Osun State, Oyetola.

“The same Mai Mala Buni was the caretaker chairman that sponsored the nomination of Tinubu. We are saying that if the process that sponsored the nomination of the presidential candidate of the APC was illegal, then the nomination of Bola Tinubu is illegal, null and void.”

Responding to if PDP would go to a court to establish his claim, Ologunagba said the party had advised the APC about the matter and had studied the recent judgment of the Oyetola case.

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