The Vice Presidential Candidate of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) in the 2019 Presidential Election, Alhaji Haruna Yahaya-Shaba, and national executive committee members of the party have distanced themselves from the legal action pending in the election petition tribunal.
According to them,the Presidential Candidate of the party, Chief Ambrose Owuru, had filed a petition
against the election of President Muhammadu
Buhari without their knowledge.
the Deputy National Chairman of the party,
this known in a statement personally signed and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him,
he is working with other National Executive Committee (NEC) members against the legal action taken by Owuru.
“We called an emergency NEC meeting to discuss very serious issues affecting our great Party.
“We have taken the decision to instruct our Lawyers to communicate the decision of the NEC to the Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja.
“In the last two weeks, I have been inundated with calls from many party members, including some NEC members, to explain the information that our party has filed a petition at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.”
He said he was surprised when he heard about the petition before the tribunal over the news.
“HDP is not a personal property of any individual. It is, therefore, illegal and unacceptable for any individual in the party to take such a unilateral decision without getting official approval of the Party.
“As the running mate of the party in the last presidential election, I therefore dissociate myself from this unilateral action.”