Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Atiku’s Disqualification

By Juliet Amaka
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The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the people Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.

The suit was instituted against the PDP, to enforce the party’s zoning and rotatory policy ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

In an unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, the court on Friday, September 23, struck out the suit on the ground of lack of jurisdiction to entertain it.

A Presidential aspirant of PDP and former Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Cosmos Ndukwe, instituted the suit against the party, praying for an order to compel it to uphold the zoning and rotatory policy of the party.

Specifically, the Presidential aspirant sought for order of the court to compel PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South East geo-political zone of the country.

However, Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affairs of political parties.

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