Supreme Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Compel Zoning Of PDP Presidential Ticket To Southeast
The supreme court has dismissed a suit seeking to compel the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its ticket for the 2023 presidential election to the southeast.
The Court on Friday, in a unanimous judgement, delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, struck out the suit on the ground of lack of jurisdiction to entertain it.
A Presidential aspirant of the PDP and former Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Cosmos Ndukwe instituted the suit against his party, asking for an order to compel it to uphold the zoning and rotatory policy of the party.
Ndukwe had filed an ex parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/508/2022 through his lawyer, Paul Erokoro, on April 28.
However, Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affair of political parties.