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S’Court to deliver judgment on Atiku, Obi’s appeals against Tinubu Thursday

The Supreme Court has fixed a date for the judgment on the appeals by the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party, Peter Obi, against President Bola Tinubu

The duo is praying the apex court to set aside the judgment by the presidential election tribunal which affirmed the election of President Bola Tinubu.

The Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Festus Akande, in a telephone call on Wednesday revealed that the judgment on the appeals had been scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday).

He said, “Tomorrow, Thursday, has been fixed for the judgment on the appeals brought by Atiku and Peter Obi.”

The development is coming barely 72 hours after a seven-member panel of the court heard the appeals and reserved its verdict after parties in the matter adopted their final briefs of argument.

The appeals were brought before the Supreme Court by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, and his counterpart in the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi.

Atiku and Obi are challenging the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was the valid winner of the presidential election held on February 25.

They are praying the apex court set aside the September 6 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, which dismissed their allegation that the election was rigged in favour of the ruling party.

Aside from challenging President Tinubu’s eligibility to participate in the contest, both Atiku, who came second, and Obi who came third, maintained that he (Tinubu) did not secure the majority of valid votes that were cast during the election to be declared the winner.

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