The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, over an alleged double nomination by Shettima.
The justices of the apex court said on Friday that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which instituted the case, lacked the locus standi to do so.
Insisting that the PDP is not a member of the All Progressives’ Congress, APC, on whose platform the duo of President-Elect’ Tinubu and Vice President-elect Shettima ran for the February 25 presidential election, the court had listened to the argument 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.
At the center of the matter was the fact that Shettima had obtained nomination form for Borno Central senatorial district, while at the same time was pursuing the vice presidential slot of his party.
Recall that there had been palpable tension ahead of Friday, when the judgement was delivered on the case, with fears that the decision of the court could affect the May 29 inauguration of Tinubu and Shettima.