Tinubu Survives Removal As Supreme Court Dismisses Peter Obi, Atiku’s Appeals

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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election.

The apex court in its ruling dismissed the appeals by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party (LP) counterpart Peter Obi.

“On the whole, having resolved all the issues against the appellant, it is my view that there is no merit in the appeal and it is hereby dismissed,” Justice Inyang Okoro said in dismissing Atiku’s appeal.

“The judgment of the court below delivered on September 6th, 2023 affirming the election of the second respondent as the duly elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is hereby affirmed.”

The Appeal brought by Peter Obi was dismissed in 5-minutes. The apex justices held that the issues for determination was same as that of Atiku’s appeal except for issue 4 which has to do with double nomination of Kashim Shettima.

It went ahead to dismiss the appeal saying that it would not go over to repeat what it had treated before now.

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