The Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to disqualify the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi, respectively, as the 2023 election approaches.
According to reports, Justice Donatus Okorowo ruled on Monday that the opposition’s suit to remove Tinubu and Obi from the 2023 presidential race was incompetent.
“This suit qualifies as an abuse of the court process,” Justice Okorowo stated.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had previously approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, accusing Messrs Obi and Tinubu of violating the Electoral Act by naming a placeholder as running mate.
While Tinubu named Alhaji Kabiru Masari, Obi chose Doyin Okupe in tentative capacity. Both men have since replaced the candidates with Kashim Shettima (APC) and Datti-Baba Ahmed (Labour Party).