Presidential Election: Supreme Court Fixes October 30, For Hearing Of Atiku, PDP’s Appeal Suit

Published 1 month ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 04:06 PM, 27/10/2019 (1 month ago)

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The Supreme Court has fixed October 30, 2019, for the commencement of the hearing of appeal suit filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the judgment of the presidential election tribunal, which affirmed the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was made known on PDP’s Official Twitter page of Sunday.

The tweet reads,
“Breaking News! The Supreme Court of Nigeria has scheduled to hear the Appeal of the @OfficialPDPNig and @atiku / @PeterObi, arising from the judgment of the Appeal Court, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s time to #RescueNigeria.”

It was earlier reported that Atiku and PDP last month formally filed an 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.

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kima77same at 05:56 PM, 27/10/2019 (1 month ago)
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nonsovin at 06:16 PM, 27/10/2019 (1 month ago)
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How do u even think that u can unseat that incompetent President? Knowing fully well that he's the grandfather of corruption and he has fixed his own people as the judges.
DrSoba at 05:59 AM, 28/10/2019 (1 month ago)
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Mere Formality. Just wasting the people's time and giving media houses headlines. Nigeria country where there is no justice.


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