Atiku Finally Drags Buhari To Supreme Court, Appeals Presidential Election Tribunal Judgement

Published 5 months ago by: Chris Brazz
at 24-09-2019 12:56PM (5 months ago)

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Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections and his party, have formally filed their appeal against the judgement of the presidential election petitions tribunal, at the Supreme Court.

They are challenging the judgment of the presidential election tribunal, which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku and PDP filed the appeal on five grounds.

They alleged that the panel of the presidential election tribunal erred in law “when they relied on ‘overall interest of justice’, to hold that the 2nd Respondent’s Exhibits R1 to R26, P85, and P86 were properly admitted in evidence.”

They also alleged among other reasons that the tribunal erred in law “when they held thus: “My firm view is that Section 76 of the Electoral Act is clearly inapplicable to the issues under consideration. The form referred to are the form to be used in the conduct of the election as FORM CF001 had been taken care of in Section 31 of the Electoral Act and the said FORM CF001 is tied to the steps laid down in the said Section 31 of the Electoral Act.

“More importantly, the law is firmly settled that a candidate is not required by the Constitution or the Electoral Act to attach his certificates to FORM CF001 before the candidate can be considered or adjudged to have the requisite educational qualifications to contest the election.”


Atiku and PDP also alleged that the tribunal erred in law, when they held thus:

They are therefore asking the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of the tribunal and grant the prayers sought by them.



dopygenius at 24-09-2019 02:04PM (5 months ago)
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Is Supreme Court in Nigeria, if so everything is  still compromised
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