Supreme Court Fixes May 26 to Rule in PDP’s Suit Against Tinubu, Shettima

Date: 22-05-2023 6:12 pm (1 year ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 22-05-2023 06:12 PM (1 year ago)

The Supreme Court will deliver judgment in a suit seeking the disqualification of president-elect, Bola Tinubu and vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on May 26.

The judgment will be delivered three days before the inauguration of the president-elect and the vice-president-elect.

The PDP, in the suit filed on July 28, 2022, 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 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.

The PDP, which sought an order disqualifying the APC, Tinubu, and Shettima from contesting the presidential election, also sought an order nullifying their candidacies.

However, Inyang Ekwo, the trial judge at the court of appeal, dismissed the suit on the grounds that the PDP lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.

Not satisfied, the PDP appealed the judgment.

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