A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has been implored to stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) from replacing Alhaji Kabiru Masari, as the running mate to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the party in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
Two chieftains of the party, who were delegates in the just-completed APC National Convention, Zakari Maigari and Zubainatu Mohammed, approached the court to halt the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from approving the change of vice-presidential candidate from APC. The complainants joined APC, INEC, Tinubu, and Masari as defendants.?
They expect the court to determine whether, given the joint ticket provision in section 142 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, the retreat of the fourth defendant as the candidate for the office of Vice President does not include the automatic withdrawal of the third defendant as the candidate for the office of President for purpose of the 2023 general elections.