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Suit seeking zoning of presidential candidate to south east suffers defeat

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The Supreme Court has struck out a suit instituted against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, compelling it to zone party’s  2023 presidential candidate to the south east.

The Court on Friday, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, struck out the suit, saying it lacked jurisdiction to entertain it.

A Presidential aspirant of the PDP and former Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Cosmos Ndukwe had dragged the party to court, requesting an order to compel it to uphold the zoning and rotatory policy of the party.

Specifically, the Presidential aspirant sought for order of the court to compel PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South East geo-political zone of the country.

But in his ruling, Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is done internally within the party.

Details later…

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