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Supreme Court To Rule on Atiku and Obi’s Appeals This Thursday

Supreme Court To Rule on Atiku and Obi’s Appeals This Thursday 

By Adeke Chukwuka

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, along with the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision upholding President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential election. The Supreme Court will rule on the appeal on Thursday.

In the final proceeding on Monday, the Supreme Court postponed making a decision on the two appeals until a later time that would be shared with the parties.

However, Dr. Festus Akande, the Director of Press and Information at the Supreme Court, confirmed on Wednesday that the Apex Court has set October 26 for the final ruling on the two appeals.

In addition to challenging the findings of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which upheld Tinubu’s election, Atiku Abubakar requested authorization to present a copy of Tinubu’s academic records as made available by Chicago State University (CSU), USA.

According to Abubakar, these records demonstrate that Tinubu provided the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with a forgery of a CSU certificate.

The former vice president is also attempting to get the FBI to provide records regarding President Tinubu’s $460,000 forfeiture case to a court in Washington, D.C.

The Labour Party, along with its presidential candidate, Obama, is attempting to have the lower court’s decision overturned.

Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), the lead attorney for Obi and his party, had prayed to the Supreme Court to accept the appeal and overturn the lower court’s decision. Abubakar Mahmoud, Olanipekun, and Olujimi, who represented INEC, Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, and the APC, urged the court to reject the appeal on the grounds that it lacked merit.

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