Tinubu’s disqualification suit: PDP made a critical error - Inibehe Effiong

Inibehe Effiong, a lawyer and social critic, has reacted to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the disqualification of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima.
Effiong claimed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should have persuaded one of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary candidates to challenge Shettima's double nomination.

He claimed that the PDP made a serious error in challenging Shettima's double nomination on its own.

According to ChinyKo, the Apex Court dismissed the PDP's suit seeking Tinubu and Shettima's disqualification from the 2023 presidential election on Friday.

The Court held that the PDP’s suit was grossly lacking in merit.

In a post via his verified Twitter handle on Friday, the legal expert said that the outcome of the litigation was predictable.

He wrote, “In law, strategy is important and can make nonsense of the substance of a case if not properly considered

“PDP could have persuaded one of the numerous aspirants who participated in the APC primary to challenge Shettima’s double nomination. But it decided to do so on its own.

“The outcome was predictable. It wasn’t going to be tenable given the state of the law on pre-election matters.

“It is tidier to raise it as a ground in the petition and contend that the double nomination eroded Tinubu/Shettima’s qualification. This case was always a distraction.”

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