Supreme court set May 26 for judgment on PDP’s disqualification suit against Tinubu’s election
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 22, 2023
The Supreme Court will on the 26th of May deliver judgment in the suit filed by the People’s Democratic Party, seeking the disqualification of the All-Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and his vice, Kashim Shettima, in the February 25 election.
When the matter came up this Monday, counsel for people’s Democratic party, Joe Agi, in his argument asked the court to uphold the appeal arguing that when Shettima was nominated as a vice presidential candidate, he had not resigned or withdrawn his nomination as candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial poll.
Counsel for the APC, Babatunde Ogala, however wants the court to dismiss the appeal and noted that there was never a time they agreed there was double nominations. He also said that nominations were for two different constituencies and same had been canvassed at the tribunal.
Justice Inyang Okoro who presided over the matter fixed 26th of May for judgement.
The PDP is challenging the validity of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket for the 2023 presidential election on the ground that the ticket had no validly nominated running mate.
The PDP had initiated the case at the Federal high court and lost while the court of appeal also dismissed their appeal.
Justice Inyang Ekwo who handled the case at the lower court had dismissed the action on the ground that the PDP lacked the required status to initiate the case, a judgment upheld by the Court of Appeal.