Election Petition Tribunal: Alleged Supreme Court over Atiku’s appeal dismissal

Obinwannem News Election Petition Tribunal: Alleged Supreme Court over Atiku’s appeal dismissal

According to the political parties, the reasons given by the court on Friday were delivered outside the statutory 60 days, making it null and void.

The Coalition of United Political Party, CUPP, has expressed shock at the reasons provided by the Supreme Court for dismissing the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ,challenging an earlier ruling by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which upheld the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC. 

In a statement signed by Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, its National Publicity Secretary, and made available to DAILY POST on Friday, the Nigerian opposition coalition said it “is shocked at the reason the Supreme Court has given in the appeal filed by the consensus opposition candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

“The Supreme Court also refused this application for extra time. Nigerians are also aware that even when INEC refused to summon any witnesses, our client applied to the Court to be allowed to use the time allotted to INEC to call more witnesses, the Appeal Court refused to grant this extra time. 

strangely, the Supreme Court will declare that our candidate would have needed to call at least 250, 000 witnesses to prove his case. Has this pronouncement not set the bar for the minimum number of witnesses needed to prove a Presidential election in the Appeal Court?

Written By Adeluwoye Comfort Eniola Obinwannem News

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