- Samson Omale
Supreme Court Dismisses Ex-Minister’s Suit Against Tinubu, Atiku
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by a former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, seeking disqualification of Sen. Bola Tinubu of the APC and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP as presidential candidates of their political parties.
The apex court threw out the suit on the grounds that it was statute barred, having no life to support it and legs to stand upon.
Justice Inyang Okoro who presided over a fivemember panel of Justices of the Court dismissed the appeal after the former Minister withdrew his case when informed that the case was filed outside the time prescribed by law.
Nwajiuba and a civil group, the Rights for All International, a non-governmental organisation, had asked the Supreme Court to cancel the processes that produced Tinubu and Abubakar as candidates of their political parties.
He had lost at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal both in Abuja on the same ground that his case lacked merit that could make court look into it.