The Supreme Court has strike out an appeal filed by a Kano PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Ibrahim Ali-Amin (Little), challenging the nomination of Abba Kabir Yusuf as the candidate of the party.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the appeal was dismissed for want of diligent prosecution.
On April 18, a Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna upheld the appeal Abba Kabir Yusuf, challenging a Federal High Court’s order that sacked him as the party’s candidate.
Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, Justice Tanko Hussaini said the Federal High Court in Kano erred in law by assuming jurisdiction without the plaintiff, Ibrahim Little, joining the necessary party, Abba Yusuf.
Justice Tanko Hussaini also said Ibrahim Ali-Amin (Little) lacked locus standi to institute action challenging the process that he did not participate in.
The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on March 4 sacked the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Abba Kabir Yusuf, in the state.
The presiding judge, Justice Lewis Allagoa, ruled that the PDP did not conduct governorship primary election in the state.
Ibrahim Ali-Amin had approached the court, challenging the process that led to the emergence of Abba Yusuf as PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano, saying Mr Yusuf emerged as a candidate through unlawful process.