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Breaking: Presidential tribunal strikes out APM’s petition against Shettima, Tinubu



The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has struck out the petition filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) challenging the qualification of Vice President, Kashim Shettima.

Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel said the matter is a pre-election matter and ought to have been filed before the Federal High Court within 14 days.

He said the matter is already status barred.

This online news medium understands that Justice Tsammani held that the matter must be determined before the conduct of the election.

He said the tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear the matter and that even if it did, “it is status-barred because it is a pre-election matter.”

It was the first case called by the court as Petition 4.

APM had argued that Shettima was not qualified to contest the 25 February presidential election as President Bola Tinubu’s running mate as his nomination violated Section 35 of Electoral Act 2022, and other constitutional provisions.