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APC tackles PDP for calling Tinubu’s candidacy illegal



PDP, APC supporters exchange gc_uunshots in Rivers

The All Progressive Congress (APC) as reacted to assertions from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the ruling party lacks a legitimate presidential candidate for the general election of 2023.

Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s national publicity secretary, requested that the ruling party’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, seek legal counsel regarding the ramifications of the court decision from last month that invalidated Governor Mai Mala Buni’s position as the party’s national caretaker committee chairman.

The main opposition party also urged Tinubu to account for the consequences and implications of the discrepancies in his academic qualifications and other controversies he has entangled himself with.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, PDP’s spokesman urged Tinubu “to go home and face the issues of inconsistencies in his educational qualifications, name, ancestry, age as well as corruption allegations.”


Reacting, the APC dismissed Ologunagba’s statement, saying he should seek clarification.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, stated that the Federal High Court judgment was flawed.

Morka said, “I am confident that the decision will not pass the appellate court’s scrutiny. For one, the decision flies in the face of a valid and subsisting majority Supreme Court decision in Akeredolu’s case which settled the question as to the validity of Mai Mala Buni Caretaker Committee.

“In any event, that committee was duly constituted by the NEC of the APC and everything done by the caretaker committee was duly ratified by the national convention, the highest decision-making organ of the party. Clearly, we stand on the strong legal ground and are unperturbed by that decision.”

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