A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by three individuals seeking to stop the inauguration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima over age falsification and citizenship status.
The plaintiffs Praise Isaiah, Paul Audu and Anongu Moses, alleged that Tinubu, lied on oath in the Form EC9 submitted to INEC and falsely declared that he was not a citizen of any other country despite possession of a Guinean passport.
Justice Omotosho ruled that the plaintiffs lacked the locus standi to file the suit, adding that the court could not exercise jurisdiction to hear it because it relates to a presidential election.
Omotosho then awarded a cost of N10 million in Tinubu’s favour, N5 million in favour of the APC and another N1 million to be personally paid by counsel for the plaintiffs, to each of the respondents.
He also promised to refer the lawyers that helped the plaintiffs to file the suit to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for instituting an action capable of dragging the judiciary to the mud.