Supreme Court Fixes Date to Hear Atiku’s Appeal Against Tinubu

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed a date for the hearing of the appeal filed by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Court, which upheld the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the February 25, 2023, presidential election.

Bellnews reports that the court fixed Monday, October 23, 2023, for the hearing.

A hearing notice sent to the counsel for the respective parties was made available to newsmen on Thursday.

Recall that Atiku has filed additional materials, including the recent deposition of the registrar of the Chicago State University, to support his arguments that Tinubu submitted false academic claims in his INEC nomination form.

Tinubu’s lawyers, on the other hand, have asked the apex court to ignore the submissions of Atiku on the grounds that the statutory period for the submission of evidence has since closed.

The Supreme Court has until November 6, 2023, to give a final judgment on the appeal.

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