June 24, 2024

Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s Suit Seeking Disqualification of Tinubu, Shettima

Supreme Court dismisses PDP's Suit Seeking Disqualification of Tinubu, Shettima

Supreme Court dismisses PDP's Suit Seeking Disqualification of Tinubu, Shettima

The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A five-member panel of the Supreme Court held on Friday that the PDP lacked the locus standi to institute the suit, stating that the PDP is not a member of the APC.

The PDP had claimed that Shettima’s nomination as Tinubu’s running mate was in breach of the provisions of sections 29(1), 33, 35, and 84(1)(2) of the Electoral Act, 2022. The opposition party argued that Shettima’s nomination to contest the position of vice-president and Borno central senatorial seat at the same time contravened the law.

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