In a significant development, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has rendered its decision on the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding the disqualification of Bola Tinubu as a candidate in the previous presidential election.
The suit specifically challenged the nomination of Kashim Shettima, Mr. Tinubu’s running mate for the February 2023 presidential election, and implicitly sought to prevent the president-elect from being sworn in on May 29.
On Friday, a five-person panel led by Inyang Okoro unanimously dismissed the suit. Justice Adamu Jauro, who delivered the lead judgment, concluded that the PDP lacked the legal standing to file a suit regarding the internal affairs of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This ruling puts an end to the matter, affirming Bola Tinubu’s eligibility as a candidate and clearing the way for his inauguration as the President on the scheduled date.