The suit instituted against the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) filed by Hon Cosmos Ndukwe to enforce the party’s zoning and rotatory policy ahead of the 2023 presidential election has been struck out by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment on Friday delivered by Justice Adamu Jauro, struck out the suit on the ground of lack of jurisdiction to entertain it.
The former Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Cosmos Ndukwe and a presidential aspirant of the party prayed for an order to compel the court to uphold the zoning and rotatory policy of the party.
Specifically, the Presidential aspirant sought for order of the court to compel PDP to zone the nomination of its presidential candidate to the South East geo-political zone of the country.
However, Justice Jauro held that the suit was not justiciable on the ground that the nomination of candidates for election is an internal affairs of political parties.