The hearing in the petition by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) challenging the nomination of Kashim Shettma as a replacement for Kabir Masari as the All Progressives Congress (APC) vice presidential candidate has been adjourned until Friday by Justice Haruna Tsammani-led Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
The adjournment is to allow the APM’s lawyer, Shehu Abubakar, and other parties to obtain copies of the Supreme Court’s May 26 decision on the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) appeal challenging the APC’s nomination of Shettma, which the PDP called “double nomination.”
Wole Olanipekun (SAN), lawyer to the President, Bola Tinubu, and Shettima, observed that the Supreme Court judgement has an effect on the APM’s petition, which deals solely with the same issue of Shettima’s nomination.
Olanipekun promised to obtain a copy of the judgement and deliver it to the court within two days. He also stated that he hopes to meet with the petitioner’s lawyer to determine whether the APM will continue with its case in light of the judgement.
Abubakar stated that he needed time to obtain the judgement, study it to determine its impact on his client’s case, and decide what next steps to take.
The APM petition is one of three currently pending before the PEPC against the February 25 presidenti