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Presidential Aspirant Drags PDP To Court Over High Cost Of Nomination Form

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A presidential aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) identified as Okey Uzoho, has dragged party to court for allegedly denying him chance to contest in the May 28 presidential primary.

Uzoho, who is a lawyer and aspirant member of PDP, based his denial on the high cost of the expression of interest and nomination forms as imposed by the party.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) however reports that the the party had fixed its expression of interest and nomination forms at N40 million for aspirants contesting for the seat of president.

The lawyer, in an originating summons marked FCT/CV/144/2022 and filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sued the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as 1st and 2nd defendants respectively.

The plaintiff said that the action of the PDP setting a monetary condition as additional qualification and criteria for aspirants was in violation of the 1999 Constitution and Section 84(3) and (4) of the Electoral Act, 2022.
Uzoho said he was desirous of contesting for the office of the president of Nigeria in the 2023 election as a flag-bearer of the party.







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