Supreme Court Dismisses Suit against Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as APC Candidates

Supreme Court Dismisses Suit against Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as APC Candidates

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

The Supreme Court has made a decision to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to disqualify Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


The lawsuit was brought forward by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging that Senator Kashim Shettima had been nominated for two positions simultaneously.

The PDP claimed that Shettima’s nomination as Tinubu’s running mate was a violation of several sections of the Electoral Act, 2022, including sections 29(1), 33, 35, and 84(1)(2).

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According to the opposition party, Shettima’s simultaneous nomination for the vice-presidential position and the Borno Central senatorial seat was against the law.

However, in a sitting on Friday, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court ruled that the PDP did not have the legal standing (locus standi) to initiate the lawsuit.

The panel clarified that the PDP is not a member of the APC, and therefore lacked the necessary grounds to bring the case forward.

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These are the preliminary details of the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the suit.


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