Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s suit against Tinubu and Shettima over ‘double nomination’
The Peoples Democratic Party’s lawsuit seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on grounds of double nomination, has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
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, adding that he contravened the electoral act by contesting for the position of vice-president and Borno central senatorial seat at the same time.
However ruling on the case on Friday, May 26, a five-member panel of the supreme court held on Friday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.
The apex court held that the opposition party is not a member of the ruling party.