The apex court in Nigeria, Supreme Court has on Friday slammed two million naira fine against the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for poke nosing into the affairs of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Court also affirmed the eligibility of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest the presidential election that held on February 25, 2023.
It noted that PDP’s appeal lacked merit and warned counsel to advice their client against filling this kind of suit.
“The instant appeal was unnecessary and counsel should do better to advice their client against filing this sort of suit in future,” Justice Adamu Jauro, said.
GISTSMATE MEDIA had earlier reported that the supreme court has dismissed the suit seeking the disqualification of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A five-member panel of the supreme court held on Friday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked the locus standi to institute the suit.
The panel said the PDP is not a member of the APC.
The PDP had claimed that Shettima’s nomination as Tinubu’s running mate was in breach of the provisions of sections 29(1), 33, 35, and 84(1)(2) of the Electoral Act, 2022.
The opposition party argued that Shettima’s nomination to contest the position of vice-president and Borno central senatorial seat — at the same time — contravened the law.