Just In: S’Court Fixes Thursday For Judgment On Atiku, Obi’s Appeals

The Supreme Court of Nigeria will on Thursday deliver judgment on the appeals by the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party, Peter Obi, challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

Atiku and Obi are urging the apex court to set aside the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which affirmed the election of President Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress.

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The Punch Newspaper reports that the Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Dr. Festus Akande, in a telephone call on Wednesday, told its correspondent that the judgment on the appeals had been scheduled for tomorrow.

He reportedly said, “Tomorrow, Thursday, has been fixed for the judgment on the appeals brought by Atiku and Peter Obi.”

It was learnt that the court has sent notices to parties to that effect.

A seven-member panel of the court, headed by Justice John Okoro, heard the appeals on Monday and reserved judgment to a date to be communicated to parties.

Both PDP and LP had argued their cases before the apex court while the appeal of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and its presidential candidate, Chichi Ojei, was dismissed after they withdrew it.

The Presidential Election Petitions Court had on September 6 dismissed the petitions of both parties for lack of evidence, but Obi and Atiku filed appeals.

19th June 2024
Nigerian Pantagraph