Bola Tinubu’s eligibility to run as the legitimate All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate in next month’s elections has once again been validated.
The motion requesting that Tinubu be removed from the list of candidates registered to run in next month’s presidential elections was rejected by the federal high court in Abuja on Friday, January 25.
The judge who ruled over the lawsuit FHC/ABJ/CS/1960/2022 attempting to disqualify Tinubu from running for president opined that the applicant lacked locus standi (legal right to institute the action).
Justice Nyako ruled that the petitioner cannot bring such a lawsuit against Tinubu unless they are a genuine member of the APC because they are not an APC registered member.
In her decision, Justice Nyako also mentioned that the plaintiff had filed a related lawsuit that the court had previously dismissed for lack of merit.
The plaintiff was also charged with exploiting the legal system by engaging in many legal activities, according to the court.
According to Justice Nyako, there was no justification for considering such steps against Bola Tinubu, the APC flag bearer, hence the claimant lacked the legal standing to bring the lawsuit.
Meanwhile, Tinubu will be entering next month’s elections as one of the top favourites to clinch the presidential seat.
However, Tinubu will have to fend off stiff competition from Peter Obi of the Labour Party who is widely loved by the youths and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose strength lies in the northern region of Nigeria.