2019: Group Asks Court To Disqualify Buhari Over N45M Nomination Form Donation
You remember how President Muhammadu got his nomination form?
A group known as Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network, NCAN had pulled 45 million naira and bought the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential nomination form for him.
But it now appears that the law doesn’t support that gesture, and because of that, a civil society group, Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission from recognising, accepting or listing President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC in the forthcoming 2019 election.
The KHRFI, in a suit, which it filed on Monday, alleged that by virtue of section 91(9) of the Electoral Act, Buhari’s nomination as APC’s candidate is illegal, null and void for accepting a donation of 45-million-naira worth of APC’s nomination and expression of interest forms from NCAN.
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The plaintiff contended in the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/1228/2018, that by virtue of Section 91(9) of the Electoral Act, no individual or other entity could donate more than 1 million naira to any candidate.
It added, however, that in violation of the said provision of the Electoral Act, Buhari on September 12, 2018, “submitted the illegally purchased presidential nomination form to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress”.
The plaintiff, through its lawyer, Mr Okere Nnamdi, sued Buhari, the Office of the President, the Attorney-General of the Federation, the APC and INEC as the 1st to the 5th defendants respectively.
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