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Kogi guber: PDP candidate, Musa Wada risks disqualification

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A human rights activist, Mike Ebah, prayed before a Federal Superior Court in Abuja on Wednesday to issue an order to disqualify Musa Wada, the candidate of the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) for Kogi in the November 16 governing elections about alleged records of poor mental health. .

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the sentence was contained in a lawsuit with file No. FHC / ABJ / CS / 1375/19 instituted by Sunday Ehimoni, a human rights activist and filed by his lawyer, Mr. Mike Ebah.

The plaintiff is also seeking a court order that disqualifies Wada from contesting the election under Sections 182 (1) (c) and (b) that the Constitution is a person with a supposedly false mind.

The other defendants in the lawsuits are the Democratic People’s Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The lawsuit also seeks a statement that the third defendant does not have a good opinion in view of his medical records that emanated from the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State.

The lawsuit is also seeking a statement that, under Sections 182 (1) (c) and 2 (a) (b) of the Constitution, Wada has been a person of alleged mentality who is not adequate to challenge the elections. for the position of Governor of the state of Kogi.

The plaintiff is seeking another statement that the 3rd defendant provided false information about his mental health as it appears on the INEC form CF001 submitted by the 1st defendant (PDP) to the 2nd defendant (INEC).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The lawsuit, therefore, prays to the court to disqualify Wada after the combination of actions of the three defendants who violated Section 31 (2), (5) and (6) of the Electoral Law of 2010 (as amended).

The plaintiff alleges that the actions of the defendants also violated Section 182 (1) (c) and 2 (b) of the constitution (as amended).

In these circumstances, the plaintiff is asking the court to decide whether, in light of the medical records of the third defendant that emanated from the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, he (Wada) should not be declared a person with mental problems.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The lawsuit also asks the court to decide whether, under Sections 182 (1) (c) and 2 (a) (b) of the Constitution, Wada should still be allowed to contest the governing elections of 16 November in Kogi.

Similarly, the plaintiff has asked the court to decide if it does not respect the provisions of Sections 31 (2) (5) (6) and 182 (c) of the Electoral Law and 2 (b) of the Constitution with respect to To Wada’s medical records, he (Wada) has not provided false information about his mental health.