The appeal filed by the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) challenging the nomination of Kashim Shettima as the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election has been dismissed by the Supreme Court on Monday.
Justice John Okoro who headed the 7-member panel of justices, pronounced the dismissal of the appeal after the appellant’s lawyer, Chukwuma Majukwu Umeh applied to withdraw it.
Members of the panel had, at the mention of the appeal, said it was frivolous because the Supreme Court had, in an earlier case of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) v. INEC and others, resolved this issue that Shettima was properly nominated.
Justice Okoro questioned Umeh what he thought his client would benefit from the outcome of the case if not only to further overburden the court.
Umeh had made efforts to distinguish his client’s case from that of the PDP v. INEC and others, but later had a change of mind when Justice Okoro insisted that the appeal lacked any utilitarian value.