Nigeria: 2023 Elections: National Movement Asks Court To Disqualify Peter Obi Over Alleged Dual Citizenship

Published: 17/Jan/2023
Source: Sahara Reporters

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi over his alleged possession of dual citizenship of two countries.

The party among others alleged that the presidential candidate was not fit and qualified for the highest office in Nigeria on account of his dual citizenship.

The plaintiff in the fresh suit against Obi sought the order of court disqualifying him from the presidential race on the ground of breach of the 1999 Constitution.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1842/2022, the Labour Party candidate was accused of acquiring citizenship of Dallas in Texas, United States of America in breach of sections 1 and 137 of Nigeria’s Constitution.

The party through its counsel, Mohammed Danjuma, asked for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognising, dealing or affording Peter Obi any right or privilege to stand for the presidential election.

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Themes: Double Nationalité, Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2023