Falana sues army staff and others over the extrajudicial killing of a police officer, and the Supreme Court grants Tinubu and Shettima permission to be inaugurated

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the eligibility of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to contest the presidential election that held on February 25 for been frivolous and lacking merit.Continue Reading>>>

In dismissing the appeal, the apex court in a unanimous judgment described the PDP as a busy body and middle interloper who dabbled into the domestic affairs of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

Justice Adamu Jauro who delivered the lead judgment consequently held that the PDP lacked the requisite locus standi to have initiated the action.Continue Reading>>>

Beyond that, Justice Jauro equally held that the PDP failed to provide any scintilla of evidence that Shettima engaged in double nomination.

‘It is abundantly clear that the appellant (PDP) in the totality of its position in the instant case, is peeping and poke nosing into the affairs of another party as a busy body and meddlesome interloper.

PDP contended that the manner the APC and Tinubu nominated Shettima as a vice presidential candidate for the election was in gross breach of the provisions of Sections 29(1), 33, 35 and 84(1) and (2) of the Electoral Act, 2022, as amended.

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