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Presidential poll: Court strikes out suit seeking Obi’s disqualification

The Federal Court of Appeal in Abuja has struck out a suit by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) seeking the disqualification of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the forthcoming general election.

The respondents in the appeal are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Labour Party, and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Delivering Judgment, a three-man panel of justices led by Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, unanimously struck out the appeal for lacking in merit.

The panel therefore ordered the Appellant to pay the cost of N200,000 in favour of either of the 2nd and 3rd respondents (the Labour Party and Mr Obi, respectively).

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Tony Okerafor