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Tribunal Upholds Shettima’ s Vice- President Candidature

The Allied Peoples Movement, APM, petitioned seeking to disqualified Vice President Kashim Shettima’ has been rejected by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

The party had maintained that Tinubu’s selection of Kashim Shettima as his vice-presidential candidate for the election was an improper use of Tinubu’s sponsorship by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

When Shettima accepted the nomination for vice president on July 14, the opposition party asserted that he was still the APC candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial District.

The PEPT, in its decision on the issue on Wednesday, determined that it was a pre-election matter and that it lacked jurisdiction to consider it.

The court also held that APM lacked locus standi to institute matters bothering on nomination and sponsorship of Shettima.

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