PDP Primary: Gov Wike Drags Atiku, Tambuwa to Court

By Juliet Amaka
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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has sued the presidential candidate, of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, the party and the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal over the conduct of the presidential primary that was held was in Abuja on May 28 and May 29, 2022.

Daily Report Nigeria recalls that during the primary election, Governor Tambuwal, while addressing delegates, appealed for their votes but returned later to ask that they vote for Atiku.

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The election had Atiku poll 371 votes as winner, while Wike and Bukola Saraki garnered 237 and 70 votes, respectively.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022 the PDP is listed as the first respondent while the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is the 2nd respondent. Tambuwal and Atiku are listed as the 3rd and 4th respondents respectively.

Wike filed the suit alongside a PDP chieftain Newgent Ekamon.

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In the suit, Wike and Ekamon asked the court to determine eight issues which include whether the purported transfer of Tambuwal’s votes to Atiku by the PDP was illegal and void.

They also prayed the court to decide if Tambuwal lost his claim to votes the moment he stepped down for Atiku.

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