The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the People’s Democratic Party PDP, seeking the disqualification of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima from the 2023 presidential election.
The Apex Court on Friday held that the PDP’s suit praying disqualification of Tinubu and Shettima was lacking in merit, and dismissed it.
Justice Adamu Jauro, who delivered the lead verdict, placed a fine of two million on PDP for poke-nosing into the internal affairs of the All-Progressives Congress, APC, in the conduct of its primary elections and nomination of its candidates.
The Judge also agreed with Tinubu’s lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, that PDP acted as busy-body and meddlesome interloper in the ways and manners it dabbled into APC’s affairs unjustly.
The Apex Court held that, apart from the fact that PDP lacked requisite jurisdiction to institute the suit, the party also failed to provide scintilla of evidence that Shettima engaged in double nomination.