Supreme Court Urged To Hear PDP Suit Calling For Disqualification Of Shettima Over Double Nomination

The Supreme Court has been urged to hear a case of double nomination of Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Shettima, the vice president-elect presently before it.

Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had, in a suit filed on July 28, 2022, challenged the validity of the Tinubu/Shettima ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

It argued that Shettima’s nomination as the running mate was in breach of the provisions of Sections 29(1), 33, 35 and 84{1)}(2)} of the Electoral Act, 2022 (as amended), claiming that Shettima had double nominations.

It claimed that when Shettima was nominated as a vice presidential candidate, he had not resigned or withdrawn his nomination as candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial poll.

However, the Court of Appeal, Abuja, had in March dismissed the suit, which sought the disqualification of the Tinubu/Shetimma ticket, thus prompting the opposition party to approach the apex court.

Reacting, leader of the Free Nigeria Movement, Dr Moses Paul, said the apex court must hear the case, and if Shettima is found culpable, he should face the full weight of the law.

Moses stated this on Sunday while addressing newsmen on the state of the nation in Abuja.

He said, “As a group, we will continue to demand for the right thing to be done to save our democracy and nation from collapse. The walls of tolerance, cohesion and inclusion turn during the 2023 general elections must
be rebuilt. One way to begin is through justice.

“The case of double nomination of Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Shettima presently at the Supreme Court must be heard for
all its merits in the law. And if found culpable, he should face the full weight of the law.”

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