Supreme Court dismisses suit querying Tinubu’s qualification

The Supreme Court, in Abuja, has dismissed an appeal filed by three members of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), seeking to disqualify the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, claiming he was not qualified to contest the last presidential election.

The apex court, yesterday, threw away the suit filed by a former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on the grounds that it was statute-barred, having no life to support it and legs to stand upon.

Justice John Inyang Okoro, who presided over a 5-man panel of Justices of the Court, while dismissing the appeal however, did not award cost against the former Minister for withdrawing his case when informed that the case was filed outside the time prescribed by law.

Recall that Nwajiuba and a civil group, a non-governmental organisation, the Rights for All International, had asked the Supreme Court to cancel the processes that produced Tinubu and his political parties.

He had lost at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, both in Abuja, on the same grounds that his case lacked merit that could make the court look into it.

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division had, in February this year, dismissed an appeal filed by the former Minister against the judgment of a Federal High Court, which dismissed his suit seeking the cancellation of the processes that produced Tinubu.

The trial also in judgment in the suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/942/2022, Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed it, on the grounds that the plaintiffs lack the legal rights to file the suit.

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