Court dismisses lawsuit to prevent Tinubu’s nomination for alleged falsification of age and citizenship
A lawsuit filed by three people seeking to prevent the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu and his Vice-President Kashim Shettima over alleged falsification of age and citizenship status in the document submitted to the Commission National Independent Electoral Court, was rejected by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Judge James Omotosho, who presided over the lawsuit brought by Praise Ilemona Isaiah, Pastor Paul Isaac Audu and Anongu Moses, ruled on Friday May 26 that it was a frivolous act and an abuse of legal process. .
Omotosho said the plaintiffs lacked the locus standi to sue, adding that the court could not exercise jurisdiction to hear it because it relates to a presidential election.
This comes after the Supreme Court dismissed another lawsuit filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to nullify the candidacy of Tinubu and Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima on grounds of dual nomination.