Robust indications emerged Friday that the presidential candidate of the Motion Alliance (AA), Main Hamzat Al-Mustapha, and social gathering’s governorship candidates in Kwara and Ogun states could not contest on the social gathering’s platform within the 2023 common elections.
Blueprint reliably gathered that Al-Mustapha and different candidates of the social gathering could also be consumed by the disaster rocking the social gathering.
It was additionally learnt that Al-Mustapha and different affected candidates reportedly belonged to a faction of the social gathering headed by Mr. Kenneth Udeze who had been reportedly suspended and subsequently expelled.
This, a senior official of the social gathering, who didn’t need his title in print, informed our reporter that it’d have an effect on different candidates who didn’t have the backing of Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omoaje-led Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) of the social gathering.
Distinguished among the many affected contestants are the social gathering’s governorship candidates in Kwara state, Mr. Daodu Mogaji, and his counterpart in Ogun state, Dr. Olufemi Adeyemi.
The supply claimed that the Nationwide Assume Tank of the social gathering, which is the very best ruling organ of the social gathering, had expelled Udeze from the social gathering.
The supply mentioned Udeze didn’t problem his suspension and subsequent expulsion from the social gathering in any court docket of competent jurisdiction till date.
Nevertheless, it was additionally learnt that Udeze approached a decrease court docket after the Court docket of Attraction had upheld his expulsion however failed to affix the management
of the social gathering within the swimsuit he instituted.
Recall that the Abuja division of the Court docket of Attraction had on seventh January 2022 in its ruling upheld the suspension and expulsion of Udeze, declaring that his (Udeze) incapacity to problem his suspension and subsequent expulsion from the social gathering validated it.
One other supply throughout the social gathering informed our reporter that solely the candidates introduced to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) by Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omoaje “who’s the genuine and recognised Nationwide Chairman of the social gathering might be recognised by INEC” as efforts have been on high gear to current the candidates to INEC by means of the court docket.