Court Strikes Out Case Challenging Tinubu Candidacy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a case filed by the Action Peoples Party, APP, seeking to nullify the candidature of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

In suit number FHC/UM/CS/124/2022, instituted against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress, APC, the plaintiffs had prayed to the court to ask INEC, to invalidate the nomination of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is the presidential candidate of the third defendant.

The plaintiffs canvassed that the 2nd Defendant had allegedly submitted to the 1st Defendant false information in his form EC9 when he failed to include his Primary and Secondary education as contained in his form CF001 of 1999 submitted for Gubernatorial Election pursuant to section 29 of the Electoral Act 2022 and 131 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

However, counsel to the third defendant, Babatunde Ogala SAN filed a notice of preliminary objection on the grounds that the suit was statute barred, disclosed no cause of action and that the Plaintiff had no locus.

It further argued that it was frivolous and a waste of the time of the judiciary.

When the matter came up for determination before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, the plaintiff did not make any appearance in court.

Justice Nwite subsequently struck out the case for lack of diligent prosecution.


Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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