Atiku storms Supreme Court, seeks reversal of the Tribunal’s judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, who is running for president, has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which upheld Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 election on September 6.

In the Notice of Appeal supported by 35 grounds, Atiku argued that the tribunal’s findings and judgment in the case challenging Tinubu’s election as president by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were gravely flawed and constituted a miscarriage of justice.

The Notice of Appeal recently submitted by Atiku’s main counsel, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, requests that the Supreme Court set aside the Tribunal’s whole findings and conclusions on the grounds that they did not give the actual image of the grounds of his appeal.

Among other things, the former Vice President contended that the Tribunal erred in law by failing to nullify the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, when, according to evidence presented before the tribunal, INEC conducted the election based on grave and gross misrepresentation, contrary to the principles of the Electoral Act 2022, and based on the “doctrine of legitimate expectation.”

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