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Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s suit against Tinubu, Shettima

Tinubu and Shettima win at supreme court

The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to disqualify President-elect, Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, the vice-president-elect, in the February 25 election.

The PDP, had on July 28, 2022, filed a lawsuit contending that Shettima’s simultaneous nomination for the positions of Vice-President and Borno Central Senatorial District seat constituted a violation of the law.

The party not only sought an order disqualifying the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and Kashim Shettima from participating in the presidential election but also requested an order to invalidate their candidacies.

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The opposition party asserted that the selection of Kashim Shettima as Bola Tinubu’s running mate violated the provisions outlined in sections 29 and 84 of the Electoral Act 2022.
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After losing at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, the PDP proceeded to the Supreme Court.

But, delivering judgment on Friday, the apex court held that the PDP lacked the locus standi to bring the action, since the party was not a member of the APC.