2023 Election: Court Gives Fresh Verdict in PDP’s Case Against Tinubu, Shettima

2023 Election: Court Gives Fresh Verdict in PDP’s Case Against Tinubu, Shettima

  • The Court of Appeal has given a fresh judgement in the case filed by the opposition PDP against APC's Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima
  • The court, in the new ruling, held that the suit lacked merit to question the APC's choice of candidates in the just concluded poll
  • The PDP had challenged the validity of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket, arguing that Shettima’s nomination was in breach of the provisions of Sections 29(1), 33, 35 and 84(1) (2) of the Electoral Act, 2022

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The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to nullify the nomination of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In the appeal, the PDP is seeking a setting aside of the January 13 judgment rendered by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.

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Court throws out suit PDP filed against Tinubu, Shettima's ticket. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Court reserves its judgement

The judge dismissed the suit because the PDP lacked the locus standi (legal right) to question how the APC chose its candidates, THE SUN newspaper reported.

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A three-member panel of the court, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, after counsel to parties adopted their briefs and made final submissions, announced that judgment was reserved to a date to be communicated to all parties.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour vs Sanwo-Olu: LP Gov’ship aspirant reveals what will determine Lagosians fate

In another report, the Lagos State Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has again convinced Lagosians, especially the youths, why he should be given a chance in the nation's number one seat of power, the office of the governor.

GRV, as he is fondly called, says that Nigerian youths are 90% close to taking over governance and having their dream country materialise.

The 40-year-old LP candidate made this disclosure at a meeting in Ikeja on Thursday, March 10, where he said new Lagos would birth a new Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu: Presidency Accuses Atiku, Obi of Plotting June 12 Scenario, Reveals Evidence

The presidency has ruled out the possibility of annulling the recently concluded presidential election that produced Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the president-elect, as it was done on June 12, 1993.

President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration then urged Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), to seek redress in court rather than calling for annulment.

According to the presidency, irrespective of the irregularities and harsh criticism against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the results of the February 25 presidential and national assembly election cannot be upturned until the court proves otherwise.

Source: Legit.ng

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