The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal brought before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the President elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Vice President elect, Kashim Shettima of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged double nomination.
In a unanimous judgement of the apex court, delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, the court held that the PDP has no locus standi (Legal right) to file a legal action against an internal affairs of the APC.
According to Justice Jauro, “Whichever angle, this appeal is viewed, it is frivolous and liable to be dismissed”, and the court consequently dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit.
The court also slammed a N2 million fine against the PDP in favour of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, Tinubu and Shetimma, who were 1st to 4th respondents in the appeal
The court held that the constitution does not allow a political party to delve into the internal affairs of another political party, describing the PDP as a meddlesome interloper and a busy body to have filed the suit.