The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sued the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the party and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Following the party’s presidential primary election held in May 29, 2022,
Recall that during the primary election that held in Abuja, Tambuwal while addressing delegates, stepped down for Atiku, while requesting his supporters to vote for him.
The election result therefore pulled 371 votes for Atiku as winner, while Wike and Bukola Saraki got 237 and 70 votes respectively.
The results generate crisis rocking the party, Wike and Newgent Ekamon, a PDP chieftain have now dragged Atiku, Tambuwal and the PDP to court in a 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 is the 2nd respondent. Tambuwal and Atiku are listed as the 3rd and 4th respondents, respectively.
Among other issues listed, Wike and Ekamon asked the court to order the INEC to reject or remove Atiku from “its list of candidates in the 2023 presidential election.”