The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by a former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
The apex court threw out the suit because it was statute-barred, having no life to support it and legs to stand upon.
Justice Inyang Okoro who presided over a five-member panel of Justices of the Court dismissed the appeal after the former minister withdrew 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.