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BREAKING: Supreme Court overrules Atiku, PDPs' appeal against Buhari

Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, who leads the seven-man panel of the apex court, in the lead ruling consented to by other members, overruled Atiku and his party’s request that their seven interlocutory appeals should be heard after the main one must have been argued.


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The Supreme Court has delivered its first ruling against Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples Democratic Party are before the apex court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019 Presidential poll.

Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, who leads the seven-man panel of the apex court, in the lead ruling consented to by other members, overruled Atiku and his party’s request that their seven interlocutory appeals should be heard after the main one must have been argued.

The seven-man panel held that it would be unnecessary to hear the interlocutory appeals when a judgment on the main appeal marked SC.1211/2019 would cover the field.

The panel’s stand was that the judgment in the main appeal (with appeal number 1211) should abide on all the other appeals. This means that there will only be one judgment which will be in the main appeal and it will cover all the others.

Counsels for President Muhammadu Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC): Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Ustaz Yinusa (SAN) and Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), have agreed to this stand. However, Atiku’s counsel is urging the panel to allow them to also adopt process in the other appeals (seven in total).

The major crux of the other appeals was that the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal struck out some paragraphs in their (Atiku and PDP) main petition, which they said was detrimental to their case at the tribunal.

However, at the resumption, Uzokwu urged the panel to allow all the briefs in the appeals to be adopted.

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Uzokwu: Our application is that the panel should allow all the briefs in the appeals be adopted. At the end of the day, whatever decision is reached, we will abide by it.

CJN: How many appeals do you have?

Uzokwu: 7, 6 interlocutory and 1 main appeal.

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