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Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement In Atiku, Peter Obi’s Appeals Against Tinubu’s Election on Thursday

INEC, Tinubu and the APC have urged the apex court to dismiss the appeals for lacking in merit.

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has fixed Thursday the 26th of October to deliver the judgement of the appeal filed by the People’s Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate in the February 25 polls, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate in the February 25 polls, Peter Obi, which seeks to void the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This development was confirmed by a spokesman of the Supreme Court, Festus Akande.

The court had, on Monday, reserved judgement on the appeals after counsels of Atiku, electoral body, INEC, Tinubu and the All-Progressives Congress APC adopted their briefs of arguments.

Atiku Abubakar had approached the Supreme Court in his quest to have it set aside the decision of the lower court, depending on 35 grounds for seeking this.

The former Vice President insists Mr Tinubu didn’t win the election, citing non-compliance with the electoral act by failing to upload real results to INEC portal, corrupt practice, forfeiture due to alleged drug trafficking, failing to secure 25% votes in the FCT, among others.

Atiku, through his counsel, Chris Uche, prayed the apex court to grant the main appeal and nullify the electoral victory of President Bola Tinubu.

In their separate response, the electoral body- INEC, Bola Tinubu, and the APC urged the Court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi

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