By Asolo Eyedoude
A gubernatorial aspirant in the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Preye Aganaba has dragged the party and David Lyon, the candidate declared as having won the September 4 primaries to court with the intention of declaring the primaries invalid.
Aganaba in his motion is praying the court to declare that the party does not have a candidate upon the claim that no primary election held.
Aganaba sued APC, Lyon and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court as defendants in a suit he personally filed on September 12. He urged the court to declare that the September 4 primaries did not hold.
Aganaba also asked the court to declare that since there were no primaries, the declaration of results which produced Lyon as the party’s flag bearer was illegal, unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect.
He also demanded an order setting aside the results of the said primaries, and sought an order ‘restraining the APC from presenting Lyon or submitting his name to INEC as its candidate’.
Other reliefs sought by Aganaba are: “An order restraining INEC from receiving, acting on, publishing or listing Lyon as the governorship candidate of APC; an order restraining Lyon from parading himself as or holding himself out as the candidate of the APC in the Bayelsa State governorship election