BREAKING: Court Gives Crucial Judgement on Suit Seeking to Stop Tinubu’s Swearing-In
- The suit seeking to stop the swearing-in of Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressive Congress, as Nigeria’s 16th president, has been dismissed
- In a ruling on Friday, May 26, a Federal High Court in Abuja threw out the suit challenging Tinubu's age and citizenship status because it was frivolous and an abuse of the court process
- This judgment came shortly after the Supreme Court dismissed PDP's suit seeking to void the candidacy of Tinubu and the vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima
An emerging report has it that a Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by three individuals seeking to stop the Monday, May 29, inauguration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The individuals in the petition filed claimed that the president-elect supplied false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) about his age and citizenship status, The Punch reported.
Tinubu lied about his age and citizenship, the plaintiffs noted
Meanwhile, in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 657/2023, the plaintiffs — Praise Ilemona Isaiah, Pastor Paul Isaac Audu and Anongu Moses — alleged that Tinubu lied on oath in his form EC9 that he was not a citizen of another country, The Cable reported.
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They also alleged that the president-elect lied on oath about his age.
The High Court's verdict on suit against Tinubu
Justice James Omotosho, in a ruling on Friday, May 26, held that the suit by the three individuals was frivolous and an abuse of the court process.
The judge held that the plaintiffs lacked the locus standi to file the suit, adding that the court could not exercise jurisdiction to hear it because it relates to a presidential election, The Nation report added.
Supreme Court gives verdict on PDP suit against Tinubu, Shettima
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal seeking to disqualify Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 2023 general elections.
The apex court, in a 5-panel judgment on Friday, May 26, maintained that the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked the locus standi.
The panel said since the PDP is not a member of the APC, it lacked the legal right to institute the suit.
Renewed Hope concert: Seyi Tinubu donates wheelchairs to special needs people
Legit.ng also reported that ahead of the Monday, May 29, swearing-in ceremony, Seyi Tinubu, son of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, has made a huge donation.
At the Renewed Hope concert held on Thursday, May 25, at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, Seyi donated wheelchairs to some special needs people.
The concert was to celebrate the inauguration of Seyi’s father as president.