November 30, 2022

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2023 POLLS: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST PRAYS COURT TO DIRECT INEC TO RECOVER ALL FUNDS USED BY SUPPORT GROUPS TO PURCHASE ELECTION FORMS FOR ASPIRANTS

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The Executive Director, Legislative Watch, Ngozika Ihuoma has prayed the Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seize all illegal funds raised by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (APC) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the sales of primary election forms to their aspirants.

 

The plaintiff argued that in the build up to the general elections, the political parties and their presidential flag bearers breached the provisions of section 221 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by indulging in the act of raising funds from their various support groups to purchase primary election forms.

 

 

Ihuoma further urged the court to order that the funds which amounts to three billion naira be paid into the interest yielding account of INEC.

 

 

Relief five of the suit specifically prays the court for “An Order of the Honourable Court directing the 5th Defendant to restrain the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants and/or any other political parties, their agents, servants, privies or howsoever described who may have been indulged in the act of breaching Section 221 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended from parading itself or in any other manner whatsoever holding out itself as being qualified and/or eligible to contest and participate in the forthcoming elections.”

 

 

The suit which was filed on the 9th day of June has Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, APC, PDP, INEC and Attorney General of the Federation as 1st to 6th defendants respectively.

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