How the Supreme Court Dismissed the PDP’s Lawsuit Against Shettima Contradicted Itself – Osita Chidoka

A few hours ago, a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osita Chidoka came out to accuse the Supreme Court of maintaining double standards after it dismissed his party’s lawsuit seeking the disqualification of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over alleged double nomination of his running mate and Vice-President-elect, Alhaji Kashim Shettima.Continue Reading>>>

Speaking during an interview on ARISE TV’s ‘Prime Time’ program with Charles Aniagolu on Friday night, Chidoka, who is a former Minister of Aviation, argued that the court’s claim that PDP had no right to meddle in the internal affairs of the APC is a direct contradiction of a ruling it gave earlier in a similar case some time ago.

He said; “I want to say that I have the utmost respect for the Supreme Court and some of the Justices that I know personally, and I believe that they are a people of integrity.Continue Reading>>>

But that said, I must also say that I was surprised by the Supreme Court decision. And that surprise was because I had thought that they would be holding the precedence that they had set in the case of Uche Nwosu in Imo State, where the action was brought about double nomination across parties, and the Supreme Court took a decision there.

In that judgment, the court pointed out that the issue of jurisdiction did not arise. It pointed out that nobody can hide behind jurisdiction in acts of criminality.

So, to hear them today saying that the PDP lacks jurisdiction or the right to point out a violation of the law in APC’s nomination of Kashim Shettima, I must confess, I was taken aback. I was surprised because that ruling was a direct contradiction of the decision it took on Nwosu’s case in Imo.”

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