Supreme Court to decide Shettima’s fate today

Shetima Double nomination Kashim Shettima
Supreme Court to decide Shettima’s fate today : The Vice President-Elect Sen. Kashim Shettima Double nomination has been one of the major issues raised by the electoral Party challenging the outcome of the 2023 election The tribunal is set today to make a decision on Sen. Kashim Shettima double nomination.
The Supreme Court is expected to deliver judgement today in the appeal seeking the disqualification of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu and the vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima. The apex court’s panel of justices led by Inyang Okoro on Monday fixed the date after listening to lawyers in the matter, Sen. Kashim Shettima set to know about his faith in his double nomination.
The appeal was brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through their counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), alleging that Shettima had double nomination as senatorial candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District and vice-presidential candidate under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The appeal was earlier dismissed by the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal for lack of locus standi and a cost of N5 million against the PDP. Dissatisfied, the party approached the apex court.
In the suit filed on July 28, 2022, the PDP claimed that the double nomination breached the provisions of sections 29(1), 33, 35, and 84(1)(2) of the Electoral Act, 2022.
PDP submitted that Shettima was still the nominated senatorial candidate on July 14, 2022 having emerged in the May primary of the APC, when he was again nominated the vice presidential candidate.
The party submitted that he withdrew his senatorial nomination on July 15, 2022, and was by then in breach of Section 33 on multiple nominations.
However, on January 13, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja dismissed the suit on the grounds that the PDP lacked the locus standi.

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