A lawsuit by the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, asking for Vice President Kashim Shettima’s disqualification from office was dismissed by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday.
The party had maintained that Tinubu’s selection of Kashim Shettima as his vice-presidential candidate for the election was an inappropriate use of Tinubu’s sponsorship by the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The APM argued that on July 14, when Shettima accepted the nomination for vice president, he was still the APC candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial District.
However, in her ruling on Wednesday, Justice Haruna Tsanani of the PEPT held that the APM’s lawsuit over the purported multiple-nomination of VP Shettima is a pre-election matter, therefore, the PEPT lacks the jurisdiction to hear it.
The court further ruled that APM lacked the locus standi to file lawsuits involving the nomination and sponsorship of Shettima, and it also cited a misuse of the legal system.