The Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja dismissed an appeal filed by a former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, seeking to disqualify Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party as presidential candidates of their political parties.
The Apex Court threw away the suit on the ground that it was statute-barred, having no life support and legs to stand upon.
Justice John Inyang Okoro, who presided over a 5-man panel of Justices of the Court while dismissing the appeal, however, did not award cost against the former Minister for withdrawing his case when informed that the case was filed outside the time prescribed by law.
Nwajiuba and a civil group, the Rights for All International, a non-governmental organisation, had asked the Supreme Court to cancel the processes that produced Tinubu and Abubakar as candidates of their political parties.
He had lost at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, both in Abuja, on the same ground that his case lacked merit that could make the court look into it.