Supreme Court to hear PDP appeal against Tribunal ruling Oct. 30

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Wednesday, October 30, 2019, to hear the Appeal of the PDP and Atiku Abubakar, arising from the judgment of the Appeal Court.

The appeal at the apex court centers on issues bordering around the qualification of Buhari in the election, and the controversial server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), amongst others.

The grounds listed in the appeal include claims that the judgment of the tribunal was not based on the issues canvassed by the petitioners, especially in relation to the respondent’s academic qualifications.

Respondents in the appeal are, INEC, President Buhari and the APC.

A five-member panel led by Justice Mohammed Garba had in its judgment delivered on September 11, 2019, dismissed the petition filed by Atiku and his party for being incompetent and lacking in merit.

In dismissing the petition, the panel held that Atiku and PDP were unable to prove their allegations that the election was rigged in favor of Buhari and the APC.




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