Supreme Court dismisses suit against Shettima’s double nomination

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu over the alleged double nomination of his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

The suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was dismissed by the five-member panel of the apex court on Friday.

The panel said the opposition party lacked the locus standi to institute the suit by not be a member of the All Progressives Congress (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.

Justice Adamu Jauro who read the Judgement, added that the PDP acted as meddlesome Interloper and a busy body as it is an internal affair of the APC.

A sum of Two Million Naira was awarded against the PDP, even as the suit was dismissed for lacking in merit.

The Justices further held that the attitude of the appellant (PDP), amounts to misleading the court, describing the move as “sad”.