By Kamil Opeyemi
The Apex court has on Friday dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the president elect, Bola Tinubu and his Vice President elect Kashim Shettima on account of an alleged double nomination by the later.
The Justices of the supreme court said on Friday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which instituted the case, lacked the locus standi to do so.
Saying the PDP is not a member of the APC, the court had listened to the argument 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.
At the center of the matter was the fact that Shettima had obtained nomination form for Borno Central senatorial district while at the same time was pursuing the vice presidential slot of his party.
There had been tension ahead of Friday when the judgement was delivered on the case with fears that the decision of the court could affect the May 29 inauguration of Tinubu and Shetima.