The tribunal dismisses Shettima’s disqualification suit

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed a claim filed by the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, seeking to disqualify Vice President Kashim Shettima.

The party said Tinubu was inappropriately sponsored by the All Progressives Congress, APC, for naming Kashim Shettima as his vice-presidential candidate in the election.

On July 14, when he accepted the nomination for vice-presidential candidate, Shettima was still the APC candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District, according to the opposition party.

However, in a decision issued on Wednesday, Justice Haruna Tsanani of the PEPT concluded that the APM’s action concerning the claimed multiple nominations of VP Shettima is a pre-election matter and that the PEPT lacks jurisdiction to hear the case.

The court also ruled that APM lacked locus standi to institute proceedings over Shettima’s candidacy and sponsorship, and it termed a misuse of the court process.

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