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Supreme Court strikes out suit for PDP to zone presidency to South-East

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, the court struck out the suit on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit.

• September 23, 2022
SUPREME COURT and PDP

The Supreme Court, on Friday, struck out a suit seeking to compel the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its nomination of presidential candidate to the South-East.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, the court struck out the suit on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit.

Cosmos Ndukwe, a PDP presidential aspirant and former deputy speaker of the Abia House of Assembly, had filed the suit. He had prayed for an order to compel the PDP to uphold its zoning and rotatory policy.

Mr Ndukwe, specifically, sought an order of the court to compel the PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South-East.

However, Mr Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affair of political parties.

(NAN)

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