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BREAKING: Supreme Court fixes May 26 for judgment in PDP suit to disqualify Tinubu, Shettima 

The Supreme Court has fixed May 26 to deliver judgment in a case by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking the disqualification of President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu and Kassim Shettima, the vice-president-elect.

 

The PDP had urged the apex court to reverse the Court of Appeal judgment, led by Justice James Abundaga, which held that the party failed to establish its locus standi.

 

The PDP is seeking the disqualification of Tinubu over double nomination by his deputy, Shettima, whom they said was at same point, both a Senatorial vice presidential candidate.

 

If affirmed, Mr Shettima’s disqualification could truncate the swearing in of Bola Tinubu as president since they ran a joint ticket.

 

Senior lawyer Joe Agim told the Court that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier admitted Mr Shettima’s double nomination at the appellate court, but the APC denied the allegation.

 

Mr Agim, citing a case involving Uche Nwosu against ADP as precedent, asserted that his respondents did not deserve to speak, let alone make any argument, over the alleged double nomination.

 

“There’s a punishment for double nomination. They ought not to be heard,” Mr Agim told the highest court on Monday. “It should never happen in this country.”

 

 

The Court said judgement will be issued on Friday.

 

 

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