SUPREME COURT SET DATE TO EXPLAIN REASON FOR DISMISSAL OF ATIKU’S APPEAL
The Supreme Court has set the date to explain the dismissal of the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar which challenged the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential election
The set date is Friday November 15, 2019.
The apex court had in a unanimous summary judgment delivered on October 30, 2019, dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku and his party.
Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Muhammad while delivering the summary judgment had announced that the court would later offer its reasons to the general public on why it dismissed the appeal the way it did.
Atiku and PDP had in their joint appeal filed in September, challenged the entire judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on September 11, 2019 dismissed the petition of Atiku and the PDP against the election of Buhari on the grounds that the petitioners failed to substantiate the allegations made in their petition.