The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ruled against the Allied Peoples Movement’s (APM) attempt to disqualify Peter Obi as the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate. The appeal was deemed to be without merit and APM was deemed to lack the proper legal standing to bring forth the suit. The court ordered a cost of N200,000 to be paid by APM to LP and Peter Obi as the second and third respondents.
As the presidential election nears, candidates are turning their attention to the northern region, where bloc votes in the tens of millions are up for grabs.
Along with top contenders Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, is also seeking support in the north.
Together with his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed, who is from Kaduna in the north, they are actively campaigning in the North-West, North-East, and North-Central zones.