Architect Muhammed Abdullahi Dewu, has dragged the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the party’s governorship candidate in Bauchi State, Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before an Abuja Federal High Court over the submission of the name of Tuggar as the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the April general election.
In a suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/285/11 of Friday, February 25, counsel to Dewu, L. Okere Esq, prayed the court to pronounce the forwarding of Tuggar’s name by the party as the gubernatorial candidate of the CPC in Bauchi State as unlawful and unconstitutional. He urged the court to pronounce him as the duly elected candidate for governorship primaries election conducted on Saturday, January 15 and supervised by the electoral body and other security agencies.
Dewu who attached a copy of the result of the primaries, sought from the court an order compelling the CPC and INEC to declare him winner of the primaries based on the result as certified by INEC and other security agencies who monitored the primaries.
The plaintiff also asked the court to issue an “ order of mandatory injunction restraining the CPC and INEC from recognizing Tuggar or any other person apart from the plaintiff as the elected candidate of the CPC in Bauchi State.
“An order of the court setting aside the nomination of the 2nd defendant by the 1st defendant as the gubernatorial candidate of the Bauchi State.”
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Dewu drags CPC, INEC to court over Bauchi guber primaries