- The suit praying the supreme court to compel the PDP to zone its presidential ticket to the southeast region of the country has been struck out
- A presidential candidate in the party, Cosmos Ndukwe, had prayed for an order of the court that will compel the party to suspend its zoning arrangement and zone the presidential ticket to the southeast
- Justice Adamu Jauro, however, said the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the suit, saying that the nomination of candidates is strictly the internal affairs of political parties
FCT, Abuja – The supreme court has struck out a suit seeking to enforce the zoning and rotational arrangement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Justice Adamu Jauro of the apex court dismissed the suit on Friday, September 23, noting that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain it, Vanguard reported.
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One of the presidential aspirants of the PDP and ex-deputy speaker of Abia state house of assembly, Cosmos Ndukwe, filed the suit against his party in the court, praying for an order to compel it to sustain the zoning and the party’s rotatory policy.
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In an explicit prayer, Ndukwe wanted the court to compel the PDP to zone its presidential candidate’s nomination to the country’s southeast geopolitical zone.
However, Justice Jauro, Justice Jauro said that the suit was not justifiable because the nomination of candidates for election remains an internal discourse of political parties.
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