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Court Quashes Suit Seeking Peter Obi’s Disqualification of LP Membership


Court Quashes Suit Seeking Peter Obi’s Disqualification of LP Membership

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed an appeal by the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, seeking to disqualify Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, from the February 25 general election.

The Movement had petitioned the court in an appeal with the file number CA/ABJ/CV/1414/2022, arguing that Peter Obi should not have been recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a legitimate contender for the presidency.

When Obi switched from the PDP to the LP, according to APM, this was taken into account.

Sections 77(2) and (3) of the Electoral Act of 2022 were allegedly broken during the time that Obi was contesting the presidency, according to the party’s argument.

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They further claimed that the LP had already delivered a list of its registered members to the INEC prior to Obi’s defection.

The appellant contends that because Obi’s name did not appear on the list of party members given to INEC, he was not entitled to be recognised as the LP flagbearer.

APM also requested that the court vacate the decision of the Federal High Court dismissing the lawsuit it had brought to contest Obi’s candidature.

The appellate court determined there was no merit in the appeal brought by APM in a unanimous judgement by a three-judge bench.

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