Supreme Court to deliver judgment May 26 in PDP suit against Tinubu, Shettima


The Supreme Court has adjourned until May 26 to deliver judgment in a case by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, seeking the disqualification of President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu and Kassim Shettima, the vice-president-elect.

The PDP had urged the apex court to reverse the Court of Appeal judgment, led by Justice James Abundaga, which held that the party failed to establish its locus standi.

The judgment will be delivered barely three days before the inauguration of the President-elect and the Vice President-elect.

PDP had in a suit filed on July 28, 2022, claimed that Shettima’s nomination as Tinubu’s running mate was in breach of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The party argued that Shettima’s nomination to contest the position of vice-president and Borno central senatorial seat, at the same time, violated the law.

The party sought an order disqualifying the APC, Tinubu, and Shettima from contesting the presidential election and their candidatures.

However, it was dismissed on the grounds that the PDP lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.

At the Court of Appeal, the suit was dismissed on the ground that the PDP failed to establish that it had locus standi to institute the case.

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