Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told a Federal High court in Abuja that the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, is carrying out an orchestrated plan to frustrate and deprive the party from winning the governorship election in Lagos State.
Urging the court to dismiss the suit brought by Obanikoro against the outcome of the December 8 governorship primary in Lagos State, the party denied allegations by the former minister that the election was manipulated in favour of the winner, Jimi Agbaje.
In its notice of preliminary objection filed against the suit, PDP specifically accused Obanikoro of working to frustrate its plan to present a credible candidate for the next governorship election in Lagos.
Obanikoro, it said, allegedly stormed the venue of the primary with no fewer than “30 heavily armed mobile policemen” to achieve his personal ambition.
It contended that, as against Obanikoro’s claim, it complied with its electoral guidelines in the conduct of the Lagos primary. It also denied Obanikoro’s allegation of over voting during the primary.
The party’s position was contained in three separate processes it filed in reaction to the suit filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja by Obanikoro, with which he sought to, among others, annul the outcome of the Lagos governorship primary.