Photo: Sen Shehu Sani
S’Court won’t nullify Tinubu’s election over Shettima’s double nomination —Sani
Sen Shehu Sani, ex-Senator, Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said that the Supreme Court will not nullify the election of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on account of the alleged double nomination of the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima during its judgment on the matter on Friday.
Sani, who made this known in a statement he issued and made available to Periscope International on Thursday in Abuja, said, the Vice President-elect committed no offence for purchasing Senatorial form for 2023 general election prior to his nomination as Tinubu’s presidential running mate for the 2023 elections.
Sen Sani argued that there were already two recent judgments by the same Supreme Court, which are landmark judicial precedents in cases similar to Shettima’s case, namely, that of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and that of Sen Godswill Akpabio.
He noted that Lawan contested for APC presidential primary election, which he lost and then re-contested to represent Yobe North Senatorial District, which he won and the Supreme Court later affirmed his election when it was challenged by opponents.
Godswill Akpabio, who is a senator-elect, awaiting inauguration, he said, also contested the presidential election and lost, re-contested his senate seat and won and the Supreme Court also affirmed his election.
Sani, who expressed optimism that the Supreme Court will not rule against Shettima, stressed that Kashim Shettima found himself in the same situation.
“What was good for Ahmed Lawan and Akpabio is good for Shetima.
“I don’t expect the Supreme Court to rule against the double nomination.
“No Nigerian should be denied the right and privilege of seeking another office if he fails to get one,” the outspoken former senator said.
Periscope International reports that Shettima’s alleged double nomination has been a subject of controversy with opponents dragging him to the Supreme Court seeking to nullify his joint ticket with Tinubu ahead of the apex court’s judgment on Friday, which has generated a lot of anxiety among Nigerians.