The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is “technically out” of the 2023 contest.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that this was made known by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, at a press conference held at the party’s Secretariat on Sunday in Abuja.
“Seeing that it is technically out of the Presidential contest and further distraught because it cannot also field candidates at all levels in the 2023 general elections due to its illegal and unconstitutional congresses, the APC has resorted to unleashing hoodlums to attack PDP Presidential Campaign rallies and other innocent Nigerians going about their legitimate endeavors as witnessed in Kaduna and Borno States, in a bid to trigger crisis and scuttle the elections,” he said.
The spokesperson added that by virtue of the provision of Section 137 (1) (d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) Tinubu is not eligible to contest the Presidential election in Nigeria.
This newspaper reports that that part of the Nigerian constitution talks about the presentation of a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).