Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of the All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.
The suit instituted by an Abuja-based legal practitioner, Osigwe Momoh, was thrown out by the judge on grounds of lack of locus standi by the plaintiff.
Justice Mohammed held that the lawyer, not being a member of the APC and having not participated in the process that produced Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, cannot query them on the nominations.
The lawyer had in the suit prayed the court for an order stopping the APC and Tinubu from participating in the presidential election because the Muslim-Muslim ticket is against the provisions of Sections 14, 15 and 224 of the 1999 Constitution.
He asked the court for an order of perpetual injunction to the Independent National Electoral Commission from publishing the name of APC and its presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
However, in his judgment, Justice Mohammed disagreed with the plaintiff on the legal right to institute the case and subsequently dismissed it.