News Update: NDLEA Lodges Preliminary Objection Against PDP

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has filed a preliminary objection to a suit brought by the PDP and Senator Dino Melaye, a chieftain of the opposition party. The suit seeks an order of mandamus to compel the anti-narcotics agency to arrest and prosecute Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-Elect, over alleged forfeiture of funds in his bank accounts in the United States that dates back over two decades ago.

In a preliminary objection filed on Wednesday, Joseph Sunday, director of prosecution of the NDLEA, said the application by the PDP and Melaye is “incompetent” and that the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain it.

The anti-narcotics agency said the suit by the opposition party should be struck out because it is “political in nature”, adding that it is not in the interest of Nigerians.

The NDLEA said the suit was targeted at removing Tinubu as a bonafide candidate in the February 25 presidential election.

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