Three presidential candidates – Bola Tinubu, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi – have been dragged to court by Nigerian lawyers.
The trio are presidential candidates of All Progressives Congress, Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections respectively.
Three Abuja-based lawyers on Wednesday in Abuja dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before a Federal High Court seeking an order against the electoral body not to accept the nomination of the candidates.
The lawyers claimed that Tinubu, Atiku and Obi were unlawfully nominated by their respective political parties.
Plaintiffs in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1004/2022 are Ataguba Aboje, Oghenovo Otemu and Ahmed Yusuf.
Apart from INEC other defendants in the suit instituted on June 29 are; the Attorney General of the Federation ( AGF), All Progressives Congress ( APC), People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) and Labour Party (LP) as 1st to 5th respectively.