S’COURT STRIKS OUT SUIT AGAINST PDP’S ZONING POLICY
Written by Website Admin on September 23, 2022
The Supreme Court has struck out a suit challenging the refusal of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to stick to its zoning policy in the nomination of its presidential candidate for next year’s election.
The judgment was on an appeal by a presidential aspirant of PDP and former Deputy Abia Speaker COSMOS NDUKWE who prayed, among others, for an order to compel the PDP to uphold its zoning policy as enshrined in the party’s construction by nominating a southern candidate.
A five-member panel of the court, in a judgment however held unanimously that the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the suit.
In the lead judgment read by Justice ADAMU JAURO, the court agreed with the lawyer to the PDP, MAHMUD MAGAJI (SAN) that the issue of nomination of candidate for election was internal to the political party.