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S’Court dismisses PDP’s suit to disqualify Shettima

Court order

Court order

Juliet Buna


The supreme court has dismissed the suit seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress.


According to Vanguard, a five-member panel of the supreme court held on Friday that the PDP lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.


The panel said 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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