Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said he knows nothing about the suit challenging the emergence of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in court.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that Wike dragged Atiku and Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal; to court over the conduct of the PDP presidential primary on May 28 and May 29, 2022.
Wike and a PDP chieftain, Newgent Ekamon, are listed as the plaintiffs in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022.
In the originating summons, the PDP is listed as the first respondent, while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the 2nd respondent.
Wike and Ekamon asked the court to order INEC to reject or remove Atiku from “its list of candidates in the 2023 presidential election.”
They are also seeking an order commanding the PDP to recount the votes of the primary that was held on May 28 and May 29.
The applicants are seeking an order of the court “directing the 1st respondent (PDP) to declare the 2nd applicant (Wike), a presidential aspirant in the May 28 and May 29 primary as the winner of the aforesaid primary with a corresponding order directing the 1st respondent (PDP) to forward his name as the candidate to contest the presidential election in 2023.”
Speaking with THISDAY, Wike said, “I don’t know anything about the so called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me.”
“I don’t know the lawyers. Am I a kid to be filing a suit at this time? I had 14 days after the primary within which to have filed any suit. I didn’t do that then, is it two months after primary I will file a suit?”