High Court dismisses PDP’s suit, testing the supposed twofold Designation of Kassim Shettima, concurs with the lower courts that the PDP comes up short on locus Standi to establish the case.
As he read the judgment, Justice Adamu Jauro added that the PDP acted as an intrusive interloper and a busy body because the matter is an APC internal matter.
The court awards the PDP two million naira, and it also dismisses the suit because it lacks merit. The court says that the VP elect withdrew his nomination for the Senate before accepting the Vice President’s position, as evidenced by documents;
The justices also say that the appellant’s (PDP) attitude amounts to misleading the court and say that Shettima is “sad” that he withdrew his senate nomination on July 6, 2022, and that he was replaced. In the case of Uche Nwosu, which the PDP relied on, the supreme court justices reminded them that they made the decision as it was at the time and are fully aware of the details. At this point, he was no longer a candidate for the senate, and his position as vice president is not a multiple nomination.
In his case, Uche Nwosu was nominated by two political parties for different positions. They say that the PDP’s suit was bound to fail from the trial court to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. They also say that the PDP’s action was painful because it used social media to set a trap for the supreme court to blackmail it. They say that this was unfortunate and uncalled for. They also say that a political party has no right to challenge the action of another party or the
High Court dismisses PDP’s suit