A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit by former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, seeking to nullify the nomination of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Justice Zainab Abubakar in her verdict earlier today held that she lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit.
The judge also held that the matter was statute-barred, having been filed outside the 14 days allowed under Section 285(9) of the Constitution.
The judgment was on the suit numbered FHC/ABJ/CS/1114/2022 with Tinubu, the APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants.
This is the second time the Federal High Court would be dismissing Nwajiuba ‘s suit against Tinubu’s nomination.
The Daily Crucible recalls that in a judgment on December 15, Justice Inyang Ekwo (also of the Federal High Court in Abuja) dismissed the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/942/2022 filed by Nwajiuba and a group going by the name, Rights for All International (RAI).
They sought to set aside the nomination of Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidates of the APC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nwajiuba had among others, prayed the court to name him as a replacement for Tinubu as the candidate of the APC.