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Presidential Tribunal Strikes Out APM’s Petition Against Shettima’s Presidency



The Presidential Election Petition Court on Wednesday commenced ruling on the petition filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) against President Bola Tinubu.

The head of the five-member bench, Justice Haruna Tsammani, read the ruling.

APM argues that Vice-President, Kashim Shettima was not qualified to contest the 25 February presidential election as Tinubu’s running mate.

The party claimed that his nomination violated Section 35 of the Electoral Act 2022 and other constitutional provisions.

The party prayed the court to void the votes polled by the APC in the election.

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Tsammani on Wednesday highlighted applications filed by the respondents requesting that some paragraphs of APM’s petition be struck out.

He clarifies that the court is sitting as the Court of Appeal and not as a tribunal.

Tsammani highlights the respondents’ argument that the APM cannot introduce a new issue or fact after the petition was filed.

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