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Nigeria’s main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a fresh suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC), asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to sack the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) led by Abdullahi Adamu.

In the fresh suit, Naija News reports that PDP accused the ruling party of illegality in the process that produced the party’s national officers and candidates.

The suit filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ayo Kamaldeen Ajibade, on PDP’S behalf, demanded that all candidates produced by APC for the 2023 general elections be disqualified from the race, having been allegedly produced in breach and gross violation of the 1999 Constitution and Electoral Act 2022.

It is predicated on a judgment of the Federal High Court delivered on September 30, 2022, which declared as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional all actions and activities of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the Chairman of the Extraordinary Convention Committee of the APC.

On Wednesday, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, assigned the new suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1864/2022, to Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo for determination.

Naija News understands that Justice Ekwo fixed November 22 for mention of the suit with an order that all the 53 persons listed by PDP in the suit as defendants be served with hearing notices in their respective locations.

The Court process obtained by newsmen on Wednesday showed that the Presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Kashim Shetima, all Governorship candidates and their deputies are listed in the request for disqualification from the 2023 election because their nominations are in breach of the Constitution and Electoral laws.

Also listed in the request for disqualification from the 2023 general elections are the party’s Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates for the same reasons.

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