BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s suit against Tinubu/Shettma joint ticket
The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to void the joint ticket of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettma as presidential and vice presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election.
The PDP had claimed that Shettma violated the Electoral Act by allowing himself to be nominatited twice for two different offices – Borno Central Senatorial district and Vice President.
In a judgment on Friday, a five-member panel of the apex court, held that the appeal by the PDP was grossly lacking in merit and a waste of the court’s precious time.
Justice Adamu Jauro, in the lead judgment, affirmed the earlier judgments of the Federal High Court and Court of Appeal, which dismissed the case on the grounds that the PDP lacked no locus standi to have sued to challenge the process of nomination of candidates by another party.