DETROIT, MI – A court battle is brewing over the eligibility of a Democratic candidate in his bid to be Michigan’s next governor.
Abdul El-Sayed was in Wayne County Circuit Court on Monday March 19th, 2018, along with his attorney David W. Jones, seeking a hearing on his eligibility to run as a candidate for the highest office in the State of Michigan. El-Sayed has named Secretary of State Ruth Johnson as the defendant in the case.
The problem arose over questions of Abdul El-Sayed being a legal continuous registered voter in the State of Michigan for four years prior to the upcoming Democratic Primary election.
El-Sayed had moved to and lived in New York before returning to Michigan in 2015. He is claiming that he registered to vote in both New York and Michigan during the entire time that he was a resident of the State of New York and is prepared to prove that in court.
The state Democratic Party had asked El-Sayed to take a pre-emptive legal strike over his qualifications to run in the primary election and to put any doubt to rest.
Abdul El-Sayed is due back in Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday June 19th, 2018, at 8:00AM, for a Status Conference in front of Judge Megan Maher Brennan.
The Democratic primary election is in August.
Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed is an American physician. El-Sayed had served as Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer for the City of Detroit from 2015 to 2017. On Thursday February 9th, 2017, the Detroit News reported that Abdul El-Sayed would resign as health director to run for governor of Michigan in the 2018 Democratic Party primary