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Politics of Tuesday, 24 January 2023


Tension as court slams huge cash fine on powerful party chairman for challenging Tinubu, Shettima's nomination

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Kenneth Udeze, the expelled National Chairman of the Action Alliance (AA) has been awarded a N1 million fine by a federal high court in Abuja for challenging the nomination of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima flagbearers of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that Udeze instituted a suit in the name of AA against Bola Tinubu and Kassim Shettiman

According to Justice Binta Nyako, the plaintiff did not have the locus standi to have instituted the case.

The Judge in her ruling said that the suit was instituted by a 'busybody' set out to waste the time of the judiciary.

Udeze through his lawyer, Kalu Kalu Agu, sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC, Tinubu and Shettima as 1st to 4th respondents in the originating summon.

The expelled national chairman of the AA was asking the court to void Tinubu's declaration of Shettima as his running mate citing Section 35 of the electoral act, 2022.

He maintained that Shettima allowed himself to be nominated in more than 1 constituency for the forthcoming poll.