Some leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed fears over the presidential ambition of Bola Ahmed Tinubu following the decision of the Federal High Court to nullify the nomination of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State as the governorship candidate of the APC in the July 16, 2022 election.
Recall that the court nullified Oyetola and his deputy’s nomination on the ground that Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 82(3) of the Electoral Act 2022.
Some party chieftains fear the ruling party’s presidential bid could run into troubled waters soon following the judgment by a high court.
Speaking to Saturday Sun, a constitutional lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, stated that Tinubu and other candidates of the party might face similar fate.
“It is a plague that could have been avoided if only they took my position on Governor Buni’s chairmanship misadventures serious. But the judgement has vindicated me,” he said.
But the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, a lawyer, expressed confidence that the ruling of the High Court would be set aside by the Court of Appeal.
According to the APC spokesperson, “The judgment of the court is unsupportable. We are confident that the Court of Appeal will upturn the judgment.
“It isn’t supportable by fact of law. What Governor Buni Caretaker did was ratified by the convention, The party has filed an appeal against the judgment of the trial court.
“It has equally filed a motion for a stay of execution of the judgment which it described as a miscarriage of justice.”
This article was originally published on Naija News