Success Nwogu, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria Immigration Service, Minister of Interior and the All Progressives Congress before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to an affidavit of urgency deposed by the PDP’s Legal Officer, Adedamola Fanokun, which was made available to journalists on Tuesday, the party prayed the court to direct INEC, NIS and the Minister of Interior to ensure that foreigners do not participate in the general elections.
The affidavit, which was acknowledged by the Commissioner for Oaths, Federal High Court, Abuja on February 8, stated that the substantive suit is a pre-election matter as according to it, it raised issues that ought to be determined before the general elections are held.
Noting that the presidential and National Assembly elections are scheduled for February 16, while the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections are to hold on March 2, the party stated that the foregoing had created a situation of real urgency.
Our correspondent gathered that the matter had not been assigned to any judge.