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Atiku Abubakar Reacts To Supreme Court Trashing PDP Suit Against Kashim Shettima

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the Supreme Court of Nigeria dismissing   suit brought against Nigeria’s vice president elect, Kashim Shettima by his party.

Following a similar ruling by the Court of Appeal, the People’s Democratic Party approached the supreme court to upturn the earlier judgement by the Appeal Court which dismissed its suit.  PDP claims that Kashim Shettima is ineligible to contest the February 25th, 2023 presidential election over his double nomination by his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).
According  to PDP, Kashim Shettima had been nominated by his party for senatorial election before he was picked as the APC’s vice presidential candidate. His name was not however withdrawn from the senatorial election nomination. PDP wanted Kashim Shettima disqualified over double nomination which the party claims contravenes Nigeria’s 2022 Electoral Act.
In its ruling, the supreme court held that the People’s Democratic Party ( the appellant) was not qualified to bring the matter to court because the appellant was not a member of the APC.
Reacting to the Supreme Court ruling, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar maintained that he is unwavering in  his pursuit of electoral justice over the 2023 presidential election which Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a controversial manner, emerged president elect.
In his words:
“The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case of the

is not a setback to my quest for justice. Our legal team are primed to robustly prove that the election of February 25 was fraudulent, did not comply with the constitutional requirements and the electoral guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission,@inecnigeria, and that the announced winner was not even qualified to contest the poll. “The battle for democracy and the enthronement of a new order to spur growth and development in Nigeria is one to which I have committed my all and for which I am not ready to walk away at this point when our nation is at crossroads. We know that sooner than later, our esteemed Justices will make the pronouncement that will serve as a befitting requiem for mandate bandits.

” I urge my supporters to exercise patience and conduct themselves peaceably as we diligently conduct our litigation at the Presidential Election Tribunal Court”.

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