PDP Crisis: Atiku, Wike camp storm court over legality of PDP Presidential Primary

As the crisis in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) deepens, the camp of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar yesterday began legal fireworks at the Federal High Court, in Abuja, on the legality of the primary election that produced Atiku.

The suit, which was filed by a chieftain of the party, Chief Michael Newgent Ekamon, seeks the court to invalidate the victory of Atiku and declare Wike as the valid presidential candidate of the PDP.

Multiple sources privy to the development told newsmen that some Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) have been assembled by Governor Wike, while Ayo Kamaludeen Ajibade, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, will lead the legal team of Atiku.

A hearing notice indicated that the matter has been slated for a definite hearing by Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed.

The suit also has Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as respondents.

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