Immediate past Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has instituted a fresh suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, over his alleged involvement in vote-buying during the party’s presidential primary election.


The court was equally asked to disqualify the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, over the same allegation.


Nwajiuba is a chieftain of the APC and one of the aspirants that paid a whopping N100million to obtain the party’s presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms.


Cited as defendants in the suit are the APC, the PDP, Tinubu, Atiku, the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.


Nwajiuba, who was the first Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari that resigned from office to further his political ambition, alleged that there was massive inducement of voters by the eventual winner of the primary contest, Tinubu, who he said bought
majority of the delegates with dollars.


The Plaintiffs alleged that it was the same scenario that also played out when the opposition PDP held its own presidential primary election and prayed the court to cancel all the votes that were garnered by both Tinubu and Atiku, or in the alternative, to declare Nwajiuba as the authentic presidential candidate of the APC for the 2023 election.