Supreme Court Dismisses APM's Appeal, Upholds Tinubu's Election

By Mo. Hanif 

Abuja- The Supreme Court recently made a significant ruling, dismissing the appeal filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) against the nomination of Kashim Shettima as the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election. The decision was reached by a seven-member panel, led by Justice John Okoro.

During the proceedings, the appellant's lawyer, Chukwuma Majukwu Umeh, applied to withdraw the appeal. The panel members, upon hearing the appeal, quickly recognized its frivolous nature. They pointed out that the Supreme Court had already resolved a similar issue in a previous case, affirming Shettima's proper nomination in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) v. INEC and others case.

Justice Okoro directly questioned Umeh about the potential benefits his client would gain from pursuing the case, emphasizing that it would only further burden the court. This line of inquiry highlighted the lack of merit in the appeal.

As a result, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, upholding the legitimacy of Tinubu's election. This ruling solidifies the earlier decision and affirms the nomination process of the APC. The dismissal serves as a testament to the court's commitment to efficiency and the fair administration of justice.

The Supreme Court's decision brings an end to the legal battle surrounding Shettima's nomination, providing clarity and closure to the political landscape. The ruling reinforces the importance of adhering to established legal precedents and upholding the integrity of the electoral process.

In conclusion, the Supreme Court's dismissal of the APM's appeal against Tinubu's election reaffirms the validity of the nomination process and brings a sense of finality to the matter. This ruling sets a precedent for future cases and underscores the court's dedication to upholding the rule of law.

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