Mr. Chibuike Nwachukwu, former Imo State Chairman of defunct Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, ANRP, has disassociated himself from a Suit, wherein a name purported to be him, was mentioned among the five plaintiffs who approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, to challenge the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, as President of Nigeria, on May 29.
Mr. Nwachukwu, in a statement, said the name “Chibuike Nwachukwu” mentioned in the Suit, is not him, thus he is not part of the so called FCT Residents/Voters who went to Court against Mr. Tinubu.
Part of Mr. Nwachukwu’s statement reads:
“My attention was drawn by series of phone calls from friends and associates to a media publication wherein the name, Mr.Chibuike Nwachukwu, was included among the five plaintiffs challenging the election and inauguration of Bola Tinubu as President of Nigeria on May 29, 2023 and seek to extend the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“For purposes of clarity and to set the records straight, the name “Chibuike Nwachukwu” sighted on the Suit is not me. My original names are Mr.Chibuike John Nwachukwu.
“I never at any time authorized anyone, my lawyers to include my name on the Suit.
“I m a citizen of Nigeria from Imo State and I voted in my village in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State during the 2023 presidential election.
“Based on the foregoing, it is clear that I exercised my voting right in Imo State and not in the FCT, thus I cannot be a member of group called FCT Voters/Residents.
“Also, I could not have been among the so called FCT Residents who went to court to stop Mr.Tinubu’s Inauguration and seek President Buhari’s tenure extension, when I never registered as a voter in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT in the first place.
“I m also currently on political sabbatical, and have never joined any political party, since the ANRP became defunct.
“I hereby dissociate myself from the Suit and call on the general public to disregard it.