Just In: Supreme Court Fixes Thursday For Judgment On Tinubu’s Victory
By Trek Africa Newspaper
In a bid to end all issues surrounding the 2023 presidential election, the Supreme Court has fixed Thursday, October 26th, to determine the appeals brought before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi, against President Bola Tinubu.
The apex court would be delivering judgment barely three days after adjourning hearing on the suit brought before it by the candidates and their parties, kicking against the Court of Appeal verdict which affirmed Tinubu’s victory during the February 25 presidential poll in the country.
Announcing the date, the Supreme Court’s Director of Press and Information, Dr. Festus Akande, disclosed that the panel has fixed October 26 for final judgment on the two appeals presented by Atiku and Obi.
Apart from faulting the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which affirmed Tinubu’s election, Atiku Abubakar also filed for permission to tender a copy of Tinubu’s academic records released by the Chicago State University( CSU), USA, which he said showed that Tinubu submitted a forged CSU certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
The former vice president is also seeking to get a Washington, D.C. court to order the FBI to release documents on President Tinubu’s $460,000 forfeiture case.
While the Labour Party and its presidential candidate,Obi is seeking the quashing of judgment of the lower court.
The lead counsel to Obi and his party, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN) had prayed the Apex Court to allow the appeal and set aside the judgment of the lower court, Abubakar Mahmoud, Olanipekun and Olujimi, representing INEC, Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and the APC, urged the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit.