Vote buying: The Supreme Court rejected Nwajiuba’s lawsuit against Tinubu and Atiku

On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal made by Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, a former minister of state for education, that attempted to invalidate Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar as candidates in the recently held presidential elections.

The lawsuit was dismissed by an apex court panel headed by Inyang Okoro due to term of limitations.

However, before the suit was dismissed, the appellant opted to withdraw the case.

Nwajiuba had prayed an Abuja High Court to void the processes that produced Tinubu and Abubakar as candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively.

He alleged that both men bought delegates’ votes to emerge flag bearers of their parties.

The federal high court judge, Inyang Ekwo, dismissed the suit, saying the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit on the grounds that the plaintiffs do not have the locus standi to file the suit.

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Written by Izuchukwu E.N

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