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A legal tribunal dismisses a lawsuit that aims to disqualify Vice President Shettima.

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The suit filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, seeking the disqualification of Vice President Kashim Shettima, has been dismissed. The APM argued that Shettima was improperly sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) when he was nominated as the vice-presidential candidate for the election. According to the opposition party, Shettima was still the APC candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District on July 14 when he accepted the nomination for the vice-presidential candidate. However, on Wednesday, Justice Haruna Tsanani of the PEPT ruled that the APM’s suit, which focused on the alleged multiple nomination of VP Shettima, is a pre-election matter. The court stated that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case. Furthermore, the court held that the APM did not have the necessary legal standing to institute matters regarding Shettima’s nomination and sponsorship. It also described the lawsuit as an abuse of the court process.

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