The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, that sought the disqualification of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party as presidential candidates of their respective political parties.
Nwajiuba and a civil group, the Rights for All International, a non-governmental organisation, had asked the Supreme Court to cancel the processes that produced Tinubu and Abubakar as candidates of their political parties.
Having lost at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal both in Abuja on the same grounds, that his case lacked enough merit for the court to look into it.
The apex court, on Thursday, also threw away the suit, stating that it was statute barred, having no life to support it and legs to stand upon, according to The News Agency of Nigeria.
The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Okoro, amongst other four members of Justices of the Court, dismissed the appeal after the former Minister withdrew his case when informed that the case was filed outside the time prescribed by law.