The Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded for the immediate disqualification of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Tokunbo Abiru in the Lagos East Senatorial District in October 31st, 2020.
Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, Media Director to PDP senatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, stated the announcement in a statement recently.
“Lagos APC true to its disregard for the rule of law and disrespect for Lagosians has classified the PDP case against its embattled candidate for Senate as ‘false and laughable’.
Firstly, there is nothing false about the case. Court records will show that indeed, on September 29, 2020, the PDP and its Senatorial Candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi dragged Abiru, his party, APC, and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to court.
In the suit filed in the Federal High Court of Nigeria in the Lagos Judicial Division Holden at Lagos, the PDP and Gbadamosi are asking for the disqualification of Abiru on at least two counts: One, Abiru has two Permanent Voters cards, and he is not registered to vote in the East Senatorial District.
Our evidence for the first case against Abiru can be verified from the Voters Register as it exists on the INEC server.
For the second case against Abiru, we refer to his letter of 14 August 2020, to INEC, requesting a transfer of his address from Road A2 HSE Ago, Carlton Gate Estate, off Chevron Drive, Lekki Lagos, to 38 Oriwu Road, Ita Elewa, Ikorodu Lagos. Mr Abiru’s request was not granted, because as INEC explained to him, ‘Continuous Voter Registration Exercise is presently suspended’ Clearly, therefore, based on case number 1, Mr Abiru is guilty of identity fraud.
With two PVC’s, it is reasonable to assume that Abiru is one of those people who vote multiple times on election day. Based on case number 2, it is clear that “Abiru cannot vote in the October 31 Lagos East Senatorial Election.”