Supreme Court Dismisses PDP’s Suit Against Tinubu, Shettima

The Supreme Court has given a judicial seal of approval for the inauguration of President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, according to a report released today by the DAILY POST.

More so, “the Apex Court on Friday dismissed the suit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), seeking their disqualification from the 2023 presidential election. The Court held that the PDP’s suit praying disqualification of President-elect, Tinubu and his V.P, Shettima was grossly lacking in merit and dismissed it”,based on the report.

Furthermore, according to the report, delivering the lead judgement today, Justice Adamu Jauro slammed a fine of N2 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. Moreover, “the Court held that the action of PDP was painful because it used the social media to set a booby trap for the Supreme Court to blackmail it, describing the claim of PDP on the alleged double nomination of the Vice President-elect as most unfortunate and a clear deliberate mischief to mislead the Court and the country”, based on the report.

However, based on the report, Justice Jauro 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”.

Meanwhile, the Court further noted that PDP also failed to provide scintilla of evidence that Shettima engaged in double nomination, saying that it is most unfortunate, unwarranted and uncalled for, according to the report.