The Chairman of the panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani, read the lead judgement citing provisions in sections 131 and 137 of the constitution.

Vice-President Kashim Shettima reacts to ruling on APM suit at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has struck out the suit filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) accusing Vice-President Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of double nomination in the 2023 general elections.  


The Chairman of the panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani, who read the lead judgement, held that an invalid nomination or double nomination did not qualify as a ground for disqualification in respect of the presidential election as provided in sections 131 and 137 of the constitution.


He also held that Mr Ibrahim Masari, who was nominated as a placeholder by the APC (for the position of the Vice President), was not a necessary party to the petition because he was neither a candidate nor did he win the election.


The court further added that Masari was not a necessary party as no claim was raised against him by the petitioner, ruling against the APM’s petition on the issue of double nomination and being a placeholder.

Source: channels TV

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