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It’s none of your concern – The Tribunal dismisses APM’s complaint against Tinubu.



According to the court, the petitioners failed to substantiate the issue of duplicate nomination.

The Presidential Election plea Court (PEPC) denied a plea submitted by the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, seeking the annulment of President Bola Tinubu’s election on Wednesday.

In her decision, Justice Haruna Tsammani stated that the suit lacked merit.

The Allied Peoples Movement (APM) was also heard in a petition dated CA/PEPC/04/, which challenged the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima, and Kabir Masari are the respondents.

According to the APM, Tinubu and Shettima were ineligible to run for office due to the alleged double nomination of the vice president-elect.

The decision was delivered by Justice Tsammani, the panel’s chairman.

The court ruled that problems of qualification or disqualification should be addressed by the Federal High Court rather than the electoral court. The court ruled that these matters should have been addressed during the pre-hearing session.

“The petitioners lack locus standi to challenge a candidate’s nomination by his party.” The court ruled that if one party chooses to nominate a candidate after adhering to the party’s constitution, it is not the fault of the other party.

“Insofar as it adheres to the provisions of Sections 131 and 137 of the 1999 Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution, as amended.”

The court ruled that the petitioners had failed to substantiate the problem of multiple nomination.

It also stated that the third respondent, Shettima, had previously withdrawn his nomination to represent Borno Central senatorial seat. As a result, the court dismissed the petition for lack of merit.

The panel emphasised that, while all three challenges challenging President Tinubu’s election have been merged, the petitions would retain their respective identities.

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