2023: Rivers PDP asks court to kick out SDP, Accord Party candidates


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Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has instituted a suit seeking the disqualification of Accord Party, and the Social Democratic Party SDP governorship and other candidates from the 2023 election in Rivers State

Also joined in the suit is the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

PDP had in the suit asked court to disqualify Dumo Lulu Briggs, the governorship candidate of Accord Party, and Maurice Pronen of SDP in the 2023 general elections for alleged non-compliance with the new Electoral Act in by their parties during their various primaries.

In the suit filed before a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt PDP also asked the Court to compel INEC not to recognize candidates of both parties for the National Assembly positions also over alleged violation of Electoral Act, 2022.

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Presiding Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam, after listening to the lawyers of all the parties directed them to respond to the processes and adjourned the matter to the 29th of July for hearing.

Our Correspondent reports that the recent development has sent a jitters down the spines of supporters of both opposition parties in Rivers.

Before now, Tonye Cole,the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the founder of Sahara Energy Limited and Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, former governor and the immediate past Minister of Transportation have been dragged before a High Court on criminal charges on the allegations of illegal sale of state assets by the Rivers State Government.

It was believed that the suit was aimed at stopping APC from participating in the 2023 election.


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