See How Tinubu, APC Maintained Victory As Appeal Court Dismisses Appeal 

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All Progressive Congress (APC) leader Bola Tinubu (C) gestures towards the crowd during the APC party campaign rally at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on February 21, 2023 ahead of the Nigerian presidential election scheduled for February 25, 2023. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)


The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) challenging the nomination of Kashim Shettima as the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election.



A seven-member panel, headed by Justice John Okoro pronounced the dismissal of the appeal after the appellant’s lawyer, Chukwuma Majukwu Umeh applied to withdraw it.


Members of the panel had, at the mention of the appeal, noted that it was frivolous because the Supreme Court had, in an earlier case of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) v. INEC and others, resolved this issue that Shettima was properly nominated.


Justice Okoro pointedly asked Umeh what he thought his client would benefit from the outcome of the case if not only to further overburden the court.


Umeh had made efforts to distinguish his client’s case from that of the PDP v. INEC and others, but later had a change of mind when Justice Okoro insisted that the appeal lacked any utilitarian value.



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