We’re Challenging LP Candidates Who Won Elections In Court, South East APC Vows
South East All Progressive Congress Chairman, Ijeoma Arodiogbu has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to sanction some candidates of Labour Party for failing to comply with the commission’s rules.
Mr. Arodiogbu gave the charge at a news conference in Enugu after the party zonal executive council meeting with the party’s candidates.
Although the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections may have come and gone but leaves issues yet unresolved.
The outcome of the exercise generated issues that are presently being challenged in Court.
It’s no longer news that the Labour Party is instrument to the emergence of tens of new political disciples, those who are alien in the nation’s political space.
In the South East, the party’s overwhelming performance is being debated against at this APC zonal meeting.
South East Chairman of the party, argued that the party fell below expectation, working contrary to the laid down party nomination provision of INEC.
APC zonal chairman plan to challenge the Labour Party candidates nomination exercise in Court.
The party said it has obtained Labour Party’s membership register as submitted to INEC and discovered that Labour Party did not submit its register in many states.
APC says it has strong evidence to approach the tribunals in many constituencies especially in Ebonyi and Abia where it says Labour Party did not comply with the guidelines of submitting party register to INEC.
It says names of some Labour Party candidates who won elections were not captured in the register submitted to INEC and that LP did not file adequate notice to INEC for their congresses and that the congresses were not supervised by INEC.
The party said it will approach the election petition tribunals for redress.
Mr. Arondiogbu who congratulated Bola Tinubu for his victory at the poll, said the Labour Party candidate including it’s presidential candidate were not properly registered within 30 days of their primary.