The PDP in Akwa Ibom has dragged President Bola Tinubu to court for appointing a member of his party, the APC, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
The suit was filed by the chairman and secretary of the state PDP, Aniekan Akpan, and Harrison Ekpo, respectively
Nigeria’s main opposition party is challenging the choice of Etekamba Umoren as the REC for the state
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Uyo, Akwa Ibom state – Aniekan Akpan, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, and the Secretary, Harrison Ekpo, have sued President Bola Tinubu.
The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio was also sued, according to a report by Vanguard.
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PDP sues President Tinubu for appointing APC member Akwa Ibom REC.
Both All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains were sued over the controversial appointment of Etekamba Umoren, as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the south-south state, Business Day newspaper also noted.
In their originating summon, the plaintiffs are asking the court to, among others, declare that Umoren is not qualified to be appointed as REC, considering he is a member of the APC.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/146/2023 filed before the federal high court, Abuja, the complainants listed their demands:
“A declaration that the 1st defendant (Tinubu) cannot present the 3rd defendant (Umoren) to the 2nd defendant (Senate) for confirmation as REC for Akwa Ibom.
“A declaration that the appointment of the 3rd defendant as REC is unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, null and void ab initio and of no effect whatsoever.”
FG dragged to court over ministerial appointments
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the president general of the Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, threatened to sue the federal government for appointing just five ministers from the South-East geopolitical zone.
Ohaneze alleged that the Tinubu-led administration failed to be fair to the south-east.
Abuja residents drag Tinubu to court
Legit.ng also reported that some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) dragged Tinubu to the federal high court in Abuja.
In the motion document shared by a lawyer, Balogun Sofiyullahi, on his X (formerly Twitter) page, the applicants challenged the process Tinubu was declared the winner of the 2023 presidential poll..…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>