APM Alleges Double Nomination
The Allied Peoples Movement (APM) is seeking the nullification of Bola Tinubu’s election as it claims his running mate, Kashim Shettima, engaged in double nomination. The APM argues that Shettima was not qualified to contest the election due to this alleged violation.
After the parties presented their final written addresses, the Panel’s chairman, Justice Haruna Tsammani, announced that judgment in the case was reserved. The specific date for the judgment to be communicated to the parties was not disclosed. The court plans to deliver the judgment in the APM petition on the same day as those of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party.
Respondents and Petition Grounds
The respondents in the petition include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Kashim Shettima, and Kabir Masari (the APC’s placeholder before Shettima’s nomination). The APM’s petition focuses on the non-eligibility of the APC presidential ticket, highlighting the issue of the placeholder and Shettima’s subsequent replacement. The APM argues that a placeholder does not exist.