***Prof. Ugwumba hails judgment, says “Delta’s stolen mandate will be restored”
In a groundbreaking verdict that has sent shockwaves across the political landscape, the Supreme Court has emphatically dismissed the suit challenging the eligibility of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The five-member panel, presided over by Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, firmly declared that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had no standing to file such a suit.
The courtroom was packed with anxious spectators as the judgment unfolded, the air thick with anticipation. The tension reached its zenith when Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola pronounced, with unwavering authority, the verdict that would shape the future of the nation. The ruling has effectively cleared the path for Tinubu and Shettima’s triumphant ascent to power, bolstering the APC’s chances of securing the presidential victory.
The PDP, whose hopes were dashed by the Supreme Court’s verdict, had based its argument on the alleged double nomination of Shettima. The opposition party contended that the Vice President-elect’s nomination for the second highest office in the land violated constitutional provisions and amounted to a gross violation of electoral rules. However, the Supreme Court swiftly dismissed these claims, asserting that the PDP had no legal standing to challenge the candidacy of the APC’s formidable duo.
Meanwhile, Prof. Rukky Ugwumba, a prominent member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, South-South Support Groups, and Deputy Director of the Delta Medical Gubernatorial Campaign Council has hailed the Justices of the Supreme Court for their bold judgment, asserting that the Supreme Court’s decision will have far-reaching implications for the duo’s inauguration which is coming up on May 29th, 2023.
In her words, “With this resounding victory, Tinubu and Shettima now have a renewed sense of momentum to move Nigeria forward together, in line with the Renewed Hope agenda. With this judgment, Deltans are also eagerly looking up to the court to restore the stolen mandate of my Principal, His Excellency, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in no distant time.”
As the political landscape continues to evolve, the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling will undoubtedly shape the trajectory of Nigeria’s future. With the dismissal of this suit, the stage is set for an electrifying presidential inauguration where Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima are poised to dominate the political arena, emboldened by their legal triumph that will determine the destiny of Nigeria.