The Igbo Leadership Development Foundation, has threatened to sue ex-President Goodluck Jonathan if he accepts the invitation to run for president under the APC.
A report revealed that the Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Law Mefor stated that the group would go to court to challenge Jonathan if he said he was willing to run for office.
According to Mefor, the next President should be from the South-East.
He pointed out that Jonathan was affected by a constitutional amendment and therefore did not have the right to run in the election.
He said, “I have said it before and I’m saying it again. We will go to court to challenge it if Jonathan joins the presidential race.
“What my group, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation, would test in court is whether Jonathan can be sworn in as President of Nigeria a third time despite the express constitutional provision against it.
“We are just waiting for Jonathan to pick up a political party’s nomination form and the Igbo Leadership Development Foundation will approach a court of competent jurisdiction to challenge his qualification to stand this election. I have nothing personal against Jonathan.
After all, I was in his media team in 2015 but we have to do things right as a nation under the law and not as a nation of impunity.”
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (in this Act referred to as “the Principal Act”) is altered as set out in this Act. Section 137 of the Principal Act is altered, by inserting, after subsection (2), a new subsection “(3)”.
“(3)” A person who was sworn in as President to complete the term for which another person was elected as President shall not be elected to such office for more than a single term.”