In a momentous turn of events, Nigeria’s Supreme Court has decided to delay its final judgment on Atiku Abubakar’s appeal.
Atiku, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is seeking to introduce new evidence into his case. The latest addition to his case is the acquisition of President Tinubu Bola’s academic records from Chicago State University.
Stay tuned for more updates as this ongoing legal saga unfolds.
Earlier Update: President Bola Tinubu Faces Formidable Foes at Supreme Court
A highly anticipated legal showdown is taking place at the Supreme Court, featuring President Bola Tinubu and a lineup of formidable opponents, including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Peter Obi, and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). At the heart of this legal dispute is the legitimacy of Tinubu’s presidency, following the February 25 election.
Atiku, the PDP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi representing the Labour Party, and the APM have each filed separate appeals at the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which validated Tinubu’s election.
These appeals are grounded in a variety of arguments, encompassing allegations of Electoral Act non-compliance, the alleged submission of a forged academic certificate by Tinubu, and requests for documents related to Tinubu’s $460,000 forfeiture case.
The PDP maintains its confidence that its appeal aligns with constitutional and electoral law provisions. However, President Tinubu’s camp asserts that Atiku and Obi’s supporters are trying to influence a Washington, D.C. court to amend its previous order regarding the release of documents connected to the forfeiture case.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear these appeals, the nation watches with great anticipation, eager to witness each side present its case. Both parties are seeking justice and the affirmation of democratic principles in this pivotal post-election legal battle.