SUPREME COURT FIXES OCT 26 FOR JUDGEMENT IN CASES OF LP/OBI, ATIKU/PDP VERSUS INEC, BAT/SHETTIMA, AND APC.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on October 25, 2023
Two days after hearing the appeals of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, the Supreme Court is set to deliver judgement on whether President Bola Tinubu was validly elected in the February 25, 2023 Presidential Election
Report says the parties have received communication from the apex court including a request for them to send the names of the representatives for security clearance into the court ahead of judgment day on Thursday 26 October
On Monday, Atiku asked the court to allow a new piece of evidence from the United States, which he said confirms that Tinubu submitted a forged certificate purportedly issued by the Chicago State University, to INEC.
The request was strongly opposed by Tinubu and the APC.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on that motion as well as the main appeal challenging the decisions of the Justice Haruna Tsammani – led Presidential Election Petitions Court which dismissed the petitions last September for lacking in merit
Obi has 51 grounds of appeal, contesting errors in that judgement while Atiku has 35 grounds of appeal.
The seven-member panel of the Supreme Court is led by Justice Inyang Okoro.