Fresh Twist Emerges Over Bola Tinubu Eligibility As Court Gives Crucial Order

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate’s eligibility to run as the legitimate party presidential candidate in next month’s elections has once again been established.

The application requesting that Tinubu be removed from the list of candidates registered to run in next month’s presidential elections was rejected by the federal high court in Abuja on Friday, January 25.

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The judge who presided over the lawsuit FHC/ABJ/CS/1960/2022 seeking to disqualify Tinubu from running for president opined that the applicant lacked locus standi (legal right to bring the action).

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Justice Nyako claims that because the litigant is not a legitimate APC member, they are not authorized to bring such a lawsuit against Tinubu.

In her decision, Justice Nyako also mentioned that the plaintiff had filed a related lawsuit that the court had previously dismissed for lack of merit.

The plaintiff was also charged with abusing the legal system by engaging in numerous legal actions, according to the court. According to Justice Nyako, there was no justification for considering such actions against Bola Tinubu, the APC flag bearer, so the litigant lacked the legal standing to bring the lawsuit.

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In the meantime, Tinubu will go into the elections next month as one of the top favorites to win the presidency. However, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who is well-liked by young people, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose strength is in northern Nigeria, will present tough competition for Tinubu.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and Bola Tinubu are engaged in conflict for various reasons.

Prior to the presidential elections next month, the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have engaged in a heated verbal battle. Most recently, the PDP brought a lawsuit to have Bola Tinubu removed from the running for president of the APC.

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