Tinubu/Shettima wins round 1, clears way for May 29 swearing in

President -elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Vice-president-elect, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on Friday won round one in the legal battles mounted by opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against their emergence in the February 25, poll.

The apex court decision has cleared the way for the swearing in of Tinubu and Shettima on May 29.
PDP had taken Tinubu and Shettima of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to court, contending that at the time Shettima was picked by Tinubu as running mate, he was already a senatorial candidate of the party.
PDP had urged the court to disqualify Shettima for double normination and also disqualify the Tinubu/Shettima joint ticket.
The case had moved from the lower court to the apex court.
In it’s judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed PDPs suit, describing same as lacking in merit.
The apex court hed that PDP not being a member of the APC, he had no business getting involved in the matters of the party.
The Supreme Court called PDP a “meddlesome interloper,” in dismissing the suit.
Justice Adamu Jauro in the lead judgment imposed a fine of N2 million on PDP for poke nosing into the internal affairs of the APC, in the conduct of its primary elections and nomination of its candidates.
The court agreed with Tinubu’s counsel, that PDP acted as busy body and meddlesome interloper in the ways and manners it dabbled into APC’s affairs unjustly.
“It is abundantly clear that the Appellant (PDP) in the totality of its position in the instant case, is peeping and poke nosing into the affairs of another party as a busy body and meddlesome interloper,” the apex court said.

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