FCT, Abuja – The expelled national chairman of Action Alliance (AA), Kenneth Udeze, has been awarded N1 million fine by a federal high court in Abuja for challenging the nomination of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima.
Udeze has instituted a suit in the name of AA against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu and his running mate, Shettima, Nigerian Tribune reported.
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Justice Binta Nyako, in her judgment, maintained that the plaintiff did not have the locus standi to have instituted the case
the judge in her ruling posited that the suit was instituted by a ‘busybody’ set out to waste the time of the judiciary.
Udeze through his lawyer, Kalu Kalu Agu, sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, Tinubu and Shettima as 1st to 4th respondents in the originating summon.
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Udeze, in the name of AA, filed the suit where he stood as a plaintiff.
The expelled national chairman of the AA was asking the court to void Tinubu’s declaration of Shettima as his running mate citing Section 35 of the electoral act, 2022.
He maintained that Shettima allowed himself to be nominated in more than 1 constituency for the forthcoming poll.