The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has initiated a lawsuit, asking the court to disqualify the All Progressives Congress (APC), and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, from the forthcoming Edo governorship election.
The DAILY VENDOR gathered that the suit was filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The ADP is the plaintiff, while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ize-Iyamu, his running mate, Audu Abudu Ganiyu and the APC are the defendants.
The allegations, according to the party, is that Ize-Iyamu’s running mate, Audu Abudu Ganiyu, tendered manipulated documents to INEC.
ADP further cited the disqualification of the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, after the Supreme Court ruled that his deputy presented forged credentials.
Addressing newsmen on Sunday, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Adelaja Adeoye, said: “This is a serious matter, and ADP will ensure justice is served appropriately.”
“For good governance and good leaders, those contesting elections must present authentic qualifications as required by INEC. Anything contrary must be challenged at the court.
“The Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC who goes by the name AUDU ABUDU GANIYU presented to the INEC a Voter’s Card which bears the name AUDU ABDUL GANIYU.
“He also presented a WASSCE/GCE certificate bearing the name AUDU AHUDU GANEYU to the INEC. Again, the Deputy Governorship candidate presented to the INEC an APC membership card bearing the name AUDU GANI.”
The ADP prayed the court to interpret the certificates and declare that the Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC has presented forged certificates to INEC.