APGA, Igbeke, Tells Court To Disqualify Buhari

Less than two weeks to the conduct of the presidential elections, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and a former senator representing Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Senator Alphonsus Igbeke, have proceeded to the Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, to stop the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, from contesting the election on the grounds of breaches of the constitution and the Electoral Act 2010.

The plaintiffs, through their lawyer, Mr. Nsobundu, had filed a nine paragraph originating summon and a 22 paragraph affidavit before the court presided over by Justice M.I. Abubakar in suit number FHC/Awka/CS/117/2015, dated March 12, 2015.

Speaking with newsmen, Senator Alphonsus Igbeke said that the suit filed by himself and the All Progressives Grand Alliance seeks an order declaring that General Buhari is not constitutionally qualified for the office of the President.

However, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governorship candidate of the party in Anambra State, Senator Chris Ngige, has dismissed the suit by APGA and Senator Alphonsus Igbeke, describing it as frivolous.

Senator Ngige, who maintained that General Muhammadu Buhari is over qualified to contest for the election, said that APGA had no presidential candidate and therefore had no moral justification to go to court.

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