Supreme Court dismisses PDP suit to disqualify Tinubu over double nomination of Shettima
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking 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 that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.
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.
PDP argued that Shettima’s nomination to contest the position of vice-president and Borno central senatorial seat at the same time contravened the law.
But the Supreme Court said the PDP is not a member of the APC and should not interfere in matters outside its domain.