The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) assertion that the ruling party lacks a legitimate presidential candidate for the general election of 2023.
Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s national publicity secretary, requested that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential nominee, seek legal counsel regarding the ramifications of the court decision from last month that invalidated Governor Mai Mala Buni’s position as the leader of the party’s national caretaker committee.
The main opposition group also demanded that Tinubu explain the effects and ramifications of the inconsistencies in his academic credentials and other problems he has become involved.
The PDP spokesman encouraged Tinubu to “go home and face the issues of contradictions in his educational qualifications, name, ancestry, age, as well as corruption allegations” while speaking at a press conference in Abuja.
In response, the APC disregarded Ologunagba’s assertion and advised him to seek clarification. Felix Morka, the national publicity secretary for the APC, said there were errors in the Federal High Court’s decision.
Morka said, “I am confident the decision will not pass the appellate court’s scrutiny. For one, the decision flies in the face of a valid and subsisting majority Supreme Court decision in Akeredolu’s case which settled the question of the validity of Mai Mala Buni Caretaker Committee.
“In any event, that committee was duly constituted by the NEC of the APC and everything done by the caretaker committee was duly ratified by the national convention, the party’s highest decision-making organ. Clearly, we stand on strong legal ground and are unperturbed by that decision.”