The Federal High Court, Lagos has held that Abdul Kareem Shittu is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ikorodu Federal House of Representatives.
Justice Daniel Osiagor held on Friday that Shittu won the party’s Lagos State House of Representative’s primary conducted on May 24, 2022, by a simple majority.
The judge ordered the PDP to submit Shittu’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the validly nominated candidate for the Ikorodu Federal Constituency.
Justice Osiagor made the order while delivering judgment in Shittu’s suit challenging the PDP’s purported submission of the name of the third defendant in the suit, Awesu AbdulAzeez to INEC as its candidate for the constituency.
The PDP and INEC are the first and second defendants.
Delivering judgment on the third defendant’s preliminary objection on the ground that the matter is statute-barred, Justice Osiagor held that the plaintiff did not violate Section 285 of the Electoral Act, which prescribed a 14-day window for pre-election matters.