- The delay in the release of the copy of the supreme court judgment has stalled the Friday hearing of the APM petition against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- The apex court had dismissed a suit filed by the PDP to challenge the double nomination of Kashim Shettima, the vice president of Tinubu
- PDP asked the court to disqualify Shettima for allowing himself to be nominated as Borno central senatorial and vice presidential candidate of the APC
FCT, Abuja - The Supreme Court's delay to release a copy of its May 26 verdict on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s case has stalled the Friday, June 2 hearing of the petition filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APC) before the President ELection Petition Court (PEPC).
According to The Nation, the apex court dismissed the PDP suit praying the court to void Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima's presidential and vice presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election.
In its argument, the PDP argued that Shettima did not comply with the Electoral Act as he allowed himself to be nominated for 2 different offices, which are Vice President and Borno Central Senatorial District.
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The PEPC after being informed about the supreme court verdict on Wednesday, May 30, adjourned the hearing in the APM suit, which was the same as that of the PDP till Friday, June 2
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Counsels to parties reported today on the petition's status, expecting to hear the judgment, which was the same as with the double nomination of Shettima.
Tinubu was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election on Wednesday, March 1.
Since he was declared the winner of the poll, the opposition parties have challenged the outcome of the poll at the presidential election petition tribunal.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu hit the ground running on Monday when in his inaugural speech, he reiterated a promise he made to Nigerians while campaigning for the presidency.
Upon delivering his speech, oil marketers kicked the president for pronouncing that the fuel subsidy is gone, and they closed many filling stations and inflated the price of petrol.
However, if Tinubu succeeds in removing the fuel subsidy, Bureau De Change operators are likely to be his next target as regards reforms.