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Suspended Kogi DPC candidate sues INEC, APC

03 December 2015, 11:41

Abuja - Less than 24 hours after the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) suspended him as its candidate in the Kogi State governorship election, Philip Koleola has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court, reports Leadership.

He wants the court to compel the commission to conduct a fresh governorship election in Kogi State.

He is also seeking a court order restraining INEC from conducting next Saturday’s supplementary election.

Also read: DPC suspends Kogi gov candidate

Joined in the suit are All Progressives Congress (APC) and Attorney General of the Federation.

In the suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, Koleola argued that the INEC’s decision that the APC should replace its late candidate in the election, Abubakar Audu was wrong.

He also pleaded with the court to prohibit INEC from accepting any name from APC for the purpose of substituting any person as the nominated candidate for the Supplementary election.

The November 21 governorship election in Kogi was declared inconclusive by the INEC while a supplementary election is slated for December 5.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the DPC had on Tuesday suspended Koleola indefinitely for alleged gross anti-party activities.

Read more at Leadership.

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