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Supreme Court Set for Atiku Abubakar’s Appeal Against President Tinubu Win

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Supreme Court Set for Atiku Abubakar's Appeal Against President Tinubu Win

In a significant legal development, the Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled a hearing date for the appeals filed by Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and Chichi Ojei, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) respectively.

Touchaheart Nigeria reports that these appeals challenge the outcome of the February 25 presidential election, and the proceedings are expected to be of utmost importance.

A Landmark Appeal

Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate in the last presidential election, is challenging the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on September 6.

This judgment dismissed his petition against the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

The upcoming hearing, scheduled for Monday, October 23, is a pivotal moment in Nigerian politics.

Constitution of the Panel

The Nigeria Supreme Court has constituted a seven-member panel of justices to hear these appeals.

The panel consists of distinguished jurists, including Justices Musa Dattijo Muhammad, Uwani Musa Abba Aji, Lawal Garba, Helen M. Ogunwumiju, I.N. Saulawa, Tijjani Abubakar, and Emmanuel Agim.

These experienced judges will play a crucial role in deliberating the appeals and deciding their outcomes.

Serving of Notice

The court notices regarding these appeals, signed by Zainab M. Garba in the office of the registrar, indicate that, by the Order 2 Rule 1 (2) of the Supreme Court’s Rules 1985 as amended, the notice is deemed as sufficiently served on the parties.

This ensures that all parties involved are duly informed about the upcoming proceedings.

Fresh Evidence Motion

In addition to the main appeal, the Supreme Court has also fixed Monday, October 23, for the hearing of a motion filed by Atiku.

This motion seeks to bring forward fresh evidence to substantiate the claim that President Bola Tinubu submitted a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This motion adds another layer of complexity to the proceedings and has garnered significant attention.

What You Should Know

The upcoming Supreme Court hearing is a pivotal moment in Nigerian politics.

It will determine the fate of the appeals filed by Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and Chichi Ojei, and could potentially have far-reaching implications for the nation.

The seven-member panel of distinguished judges is tasked with the crucial responsibility of ensuring a fair and just resolution of these appeals.

As the nation awaits the outcome, the political landscape remains tense, with the eyes of the world on Nigeria’s Supreme Court.

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