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Former PDP Presidential Aspirant Threatens to go to Court if Another Primaries is Not Conducted
Osifo Says Atiku Should be Removed as Presidential Candidate
Osifo said this while addressing newsmen in Lagos, stating that he gives the party 48 hours to revert the election that made Atiku Abubakar the presidential candidate of the party.
According to Osifo, he deserved the same opportunity as other aspirants of the party, as he had also obtained its nomination form for N10 million and intention form for N2 million.
Osifo said that he does not want a refund of the money he paid but a re-election as it his right as a Nigerian, adding that his major grievance was that he was not allowed to undergo screening and participate in the primaries for no reason.
“I do not want my N12 million refunded. I bought the form to contest and must be given the opportunity to do so. The electoral act guarantees that we can still hold fresh primaries a week to the election.
“The party refused to screen me for the election after I obtained the forms but asked me to withdraw without any legal reason given and all my efforts in the past to rectify the issue have been ignored.
“I have sent several letters to the leadership before the primaries and after, but they were ignored. This was the same leadership that I consulted and was given the go-ahead to buy the forms.
“They did not even sit for appeal after the presidential primaries. This matter would have been concluded since if the party had responded to me. That primary should be declared null and void and hold again to accommodate me,” he said.