PEPC dismisses APM petition challenging Tinubu, Shettima election for lack of merit, Obi, Atiku Abubakar absent in court

PEPC in session today in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Presidential Election Petition Court has struck out the Allied Peoples Movement petitions against President Bola Tinubu and his Vice President, Kashim Shettima, for lack of merit.

The PEPC dismissed and described APM’s case filed to nullify Tinubu’s election as “incompetent”.

The court held that issues raised by the APM in its petition contained pre-election matters that could only be determined by the Federal High Court.

Chairman of the panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani, read the judgment.

The tribunal also dismissed the APM petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission and four others.

Listed as 1st to 5th respondents are INEC, All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and Kabiru Masari.

The tribunal ruled on each of the arguments put forward by APM.

Tsammani said the petitioners failed to prove their arguments and the petition was void of merits.

The judge also upheld preliminary objections raised by all the Respondents to challenge the competence of the petition.

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party whose case is still being decided at the moment is likely to take the same fate as well as Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Obi and Atiku Abubakar were absent in court today, while Vice President Kashim Shettma and several APC governors, ministers and the party’s chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje were present.

A case of predicting the ‘outcome’.


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