RUNNING mate of the Hope Democratic Occasion (HDP) within the February 23 presidential election Haruna Yahaya-Shaba has dissociated himself from the go well with instituted by the social gathering’s presidential candidate, Ambrose Owuru.
He stated: “We known as an emergency NEC assembly to debate very critical points affecting our nice social gathering. We’ve got taken the choice to instruct our attorneys to speak the choice of the NEC to the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja.
“Within the final two weeks, I’ve been inundated with calls from many social gathering members, together with some NEC members, to elucidate the knowledge that our social gathering has filed a petition on the PEPT sitting in Abuja.”
He stated many individuals had been shocked when he defined that because the deputy nationwide chairman and the vice presidential candidate of the HDP, he solely heard of the information of submitting petition on the tribunal from the media.
Yahaya-Shaba stated: “HDP will not be a private property of any particular person. It’s, subsequently, unlawful and unacceptable for any particular person within the social gathering to take such a unilateral choice with out getting official approval of the Occasion.
He additionally disclosed that the HDP NEC had additionally constituted a seven-man committee to analyze allegations in opposition to Owuru that he allegedly acquired substantial amount of cash from the opposition Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) to file the petition. (The Nation)