Supreme Court Affirms Tinubu’s Victory, dismisses Atiku, Obi’s Appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and his party seeking to upturn the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court that declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

A seven-man panel of justices led by Justice Inyang Okoro unanimously held that Tinubu was duly elected and won the presidential election.

Justice Inyang Okoro who delivered the lead judgment noted that the Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the fresh application by Atiku to tender certificate of Tinubu’s Chicago State University on the grounds that it did not comply with the evidence act.

He equally held that Atiku failed to convince the court on why he waited till after the presidential election petition court judgment before filing the application.

On the main appeal, the panel collectively agreed that the failure of INEC to electronically transmit results did not affect the outcome of the election.

The supreme court further held that Atiku did not produce alternative results of the presidential election that showed that he won majority number of the votes cast to contradict the one declared by INEC.

All the seven issues that arose from the presidential election petition court judgment bordering on scoring 25% in the FCT, conviction of Tinubu on drug related matter were resolved in favour of president Tinubu.


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