Court Reserves Judgement On APM’s Petition

The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has on Friday reserved judgment on the petition entered by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

APM is seeking the nullification of Tinubu’s election on the grounds that his running mate, Kashim Shettma, was not qualified to contest, having allegedly engaged in double nomination.

The Chairman of the Panel, Justice Haruna Tsammani announced that judgment was reserved until a date to be communicated to parties, after the final adopted addresses.

Justice Tsammani added that the court plans to deliver judgment on the petition by the APM on the same day as those of the Peoples Democratic and Labour Party

Respondents in the petition are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the APC, Tinubu, Shettma and Kabir Masari (who acted as APC’s placeholder before Shettma’s nomination).

The APM’s petition is anchored on the sole ground of non-eligibility of the APC presidential ticket, wherein they have raised the issue of the placeholder, Kabiru Masari as the Vice Presidential nominee of the APC and his eventual replacement with Kashim Shettima

According to the APM, there is no such thing as a placeholder.