Supreme Court set’s May 26 to rule in PDP’s suit against Tinubu, Shettima

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On May 26, the Supreme Court will issue its ruling in the case seeking to invalidate APC’s Bola Tinubu’s and Kashim Shettima’s election as president and vice president, respectively.

The judgement will be delivered three days before the inauguration of the president-elect and the vice-president-elect.

The PDP, in the suit filed on July 28, 2022, claimed 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.

The party argued that Shettima’s nomination to contest the position of vice-president and Borno central senatorial seat — at the same time — contravened the law.

The PDP requested an order nullifying Tinubu, and Shettima’s candidacies in addition to an order disqualifying them from running for president.

The court of appeal’s trial judge, Inyang Ekwo, dismissed the case on the grounds that the PDP lacked locus standi to institute the suit.

Not satisfied, the PDP challenged and appealed the verdict.

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