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Nigeria’s Supreme Court Reserves Judgment In Atiku, LP’s Appeal, Dismisses APM’s Appeal against PEPC judgement

Sola Rogers | October 23, 2023

The Supreme Court reserved judgment in the appeals brought forward by the former VP, Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi and the Labour Party (LP) against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court that affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the presidential election.

In addition, the apex court dismissed the appeal of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). After hearing the appeal of the APM, the party was urged to withdraw its appeal as it did not have prayers for determination. The respondents did not object to the withdrawal and the apex court thereafter dismissed the appeal.

 

 

This was announced by a seven-member panel of the court, led by Justice Inyang Okoro after counsels to all parties adopted their briefs of argument and made final submissions.

The apex court also took arguments from lawyers to parties on the motion filed by Atiku to supply fresh evidence on forged documents.

Counsel to Atiku Abubakar, mister Chris Uche, urged the court to grant the motion and allow their appeal, grant the prayers sought, and disqualify Tinubu.

However, Counsel to the Respondents, urged the court to dismiss both the motion and appeal for lacking in merit.

Written by Sola Rogers

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