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BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses PDP suit against Tinubu, Shettima

By on May 26, 2023 0 15 Views

The inauguration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima has received the legal seal of approval from the Supreme Court.

On Friday, the Court denied the Peoples Democratic Party PDP’s request to be disqualified from the 2023 presidential election.

The PDP’s petition for Tinubu and Shettima’s disqualification was declared to have a glaring lack of merit by the Supreme Court, which rejected the petition.

In the lead ruling, Justice Adamu Jauro imposed a fine of N2 million on the PDP for interfering with the All Progressives Congress, APC’s internal affairs during the primary election process, and the nomination of its candidates.

Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, Tinubu’s attorney, and Justice Jauro both agreed that PDP acted unlawfully by meddling in APC’s business as a busybody and meddling invader.

Aside from the fact that PDP lacked the necessary authority to file the lawsuit, the Apex Court ruled that the party had failed to show even the slightest proof that Shettima had used a duplicate nomination.

The PDP’s allegations about the Vice President-elect’s purported duplicate nomination were characterized as regrettable and a blatant attempt to intentionally cause trouble in order to deceive the Court and the public.

The Supreme Court also agreed with Fagbemi that PDP must watch from a distance, notwithstanding its protestations over how the APC conducted its primary election and chose its candidates.

“It is abundantly clear that the Appellant (PDP) in the entirety of its position in the instant case, is peeping and poke-nosing into the affairs of another party as a busybody and meddlesome interloper,” he stated.

As a result of PDP’s use of social media to build a booby trap for the Supreme Court to utilize as leverage against it, the Court concluded that PDP’s behavior was hurtful.

This is regrettable, unjustified, and uncalled for, it stated.

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