A suit seeking to force the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the southern region has been struck out by the Supreme Court.
The unanimous ruling of the apex court was handed down on Friday in a judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro. According to the judgment, the Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit. Naija News understands the suit was instituted against the PDP by a presidential aspirant of the party, and former Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Cosmos Ndukwe. He pleaded with the court to order the PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the south-east geo-political zone of the country. However, Justice Jauro of the Supreme Court ruled that the nomination of candidates for election was an internal affair of political parties, hence the suit was struck out.
Jonathan Begged Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, Aliyu, Others In 2014
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan begged some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to leave the party in 2014. Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, Wike said the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State rebuffed Jonathan’s pleas to rescind their decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Wike said the PDP’s constitution contained provisions for zoning of elective and party positions but lamented that some people were doing everything within their powers to manipulate the system.
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