An aggrieved governorship aspirant in Kogi State, Abubakar Achimugu, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Ahmed Usman Ododo.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/854/2023, Achimugu claimed that Ododo breached Section 182 of the Nigerian Constitution, Section 84 of the Electoral Act, 2022, and Article 7 of the APC’s Constitution in participating in the April 14, governorship primary of the APC.
He further contended that Ododo was not qualified to fly the flag of the APC in the November 11, 2023, governorship poll in the state having failed to resign his employment with the Kogi State public service before contesting and winning the governorship primary.
In the suit by his lawyer, Josiah Daniel-Ebune, Achimugu claimed that Ododo’s failure to resign his appointment with the Kogi State Government 30 days before the primary made him ineligible for the November 11, governorship poll.
The APC, Ododo, the deputy governorship candidate, Salami Momodu Deedat, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are listed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respondents respectively.