Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi Persist in Contesting Election Result Despite Prior Tribunal Ruling
In the ongoing legal battle over the outcome of the February 25 election, the Supreme Court has adjourned the appeals challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Tinubu, representing the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the election. However, the results were contested by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
Disputing the election result, the duo, along with the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), took their case to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal, however, struck out their appeals. Undeterred, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi pursued their legal challenge, filing appeals at the Supreme Court.
In the recent proceedings, the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) withdrew its appeal, leaving the PDP and LP to persist with their cases before the 7-member panel led by Justice John Okoro. The arguments of the respective parties were heard on Monday, leading to the adjournment of the matter.
Justice Okoro, leading the panel, declared, “This appeal is reserved for judgment until a date to be communicated to parties.” The decision to adjourn the case signals a continuation of the legal deliberations and underscores the persistence of the challengers in seeking a different outcome for the election results.
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