Bashir Ahmad, a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to disqualify the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi from contesting the 2023 election.
This comes after the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) filed a suit seeking the disqualification of Obi and Bola Tinubu, citing alleged illegal substitution of running mate
In a post shared on Twitter, Ahmad claimed that the former Anambra State Governor’s name isn’t on the party’s membership list, submitted to INEC.
According to Ahmed, LP submitted its membership list to INEC on 25th April while Obi joined the party on 26th May 2022.
He tweeted: “In line with EA2022, the INEC should disqualify the LP presidential candidate from contesting the 2023 election.
“The candidate isn’t on the party’s membership list submitted to the electoral body. The list was submitted on April 25, while the candidate joined the party on May 26”
Naija News recalls that before the presidential primaries of the PDP, Obi dumped the main opposition party and joined the LP where he contested the primary election and won.