The Presidential Election Petition Court has struck out the petition brought by the Allied Peoples Movement against President Bola Tinubu and his Vice President, Kashim Shettima saying that it lacks merit.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) are challenging INEC’s declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
The court held that the case (of double nomination) should have been filed by the petitioner (APM) before the Federal High Court within 14 days from the day the cause of action arose
The ruling was read by the Chairman of the panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani.
The Allied Peoples Movement (APM) is arguing that Vice President Kashim Shettima was not qualified as Tinubu’s running mate as his nomination breached Section 35 of the Electoral Act 2022 and other constitutional provisions.
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