The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) brought up the matter of vice president-elect Kashim Shettima’s alleged double nomination, and the Supreme Court set May 26 for its decision.
MDB reports that the decision, rendered just three days before the presidential inauguration, will determine whether Mr. Shettima will serve as vice president or whether his campaign would be disqualified.
As the two ran on a same ticket, if the charges are confirmed, Mr. Shettima’s disqualification may prevent Bola Tinubu from being sworn in as president.
Even while the All Progressives Congress (APC) denied the claims, senior attorney Joe Agim emphasised during the court proceedings that the APC had already accepted Mr. Shettima’s multiple nomination at the appeal court.
Drawing upon the case of Uche Nwosu versus ADP as a precedent, Mr. Agim strongly argued that the respondents in the case were not entitled to present their arguments or even be heard, given the seriousness of the offence of double nomination.
“There are consequences for double nomination. They should not be given a platform to speak,” Mr. Agim asserted before the highest court on Monday.
“This should never happen in our country.”