Atiku Abubakar. Photo: AFP

A presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Stanley Osifo has challenged Atiku Abubakar’s emergence as the party’s candidate for the 2019 election.

He claimed that Atiku’s emergence was an imposition, threatening a court action if in the next 48 hours the PDP did not address the issue.

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Osifo gave this threat at a press conference in Lagos, declaring the national convention of PDP, held in Port Harcourt, as null and void.

The aggrieved Osifo said that he was denied participation in the exercise despite having obtained the necessary documents and fulfilled the requirement to enable him take part in the said convention.

“I, therefore, call on the party to address this germane issue in the next 48 hours, failure which, we will proceed to court to seek redress. Therefore, the primary that produced the party’s presidential candidate is null and void,” he said.

“I have written two letters to the party and the chairman on the matter. But my complaint was not taken seriously and we would not relent until we get justice because we will continue to pursue the matter.”