Court Dismisses Suit To Stop Tinubu From Contesting 2023 Presidential Election

Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Nation Capital, has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Bola Ahmed-Tinubu’s candidacy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate.

Judge Fadima Murtala, who dismissed the case on the grounds that plaintiff Ngozika Ihuoma had no status to file, identified Iheoma as an intervener.

TheFact Daily reports that Ihuoma had set up a lawsuit challenging Tinubu and five others after the former Lagos state governor won the APC presidential primary election on June 9, 2022.

He sought six exemptions, among them, that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) should stop Tinubu from running in the 2023 presidential election.

APC’s lawyer defined the case as an abuse of court process, while stressing in the counter-declaration that Ihuoma did not have the authority to file the case and that it was the internal affairs of a political party.

Justice Murtala without wasting time dismissed the suit for lacking locus standi as the suit is the fourth to be dismissed recently by the courts for lack of merit and abuse of process.

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