S’Court Closes Judgment On Peter Obi’s Appeal Against Tinubu

Peter Obi, Labour Party File Suit To Challenge Tinubu's Victory

The Labour Party’s Peter Obi appealed the tribunal’s decision upholding President Bola Tinubu’s election, and the Supreme Court has deferred judgment in that case.

The seven-member panel, directed by John Inyang Okoro, stated that the parties concerned in the case will be informed of the decision date after hearing their arguments.

Uwani Aji, Mohammed Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, Abubakar Tijjani, and Emmanuel Agim are additional panelists. Livy Uzoukwu, the primary attorney for Obi, echoed his arguments and urged the court to consider the appeal.

In his arguments, Mahmoud, an attorney for INEC, asked the court to reject the appeal because it lacked merit. Tinubu’s attorney Wole Olanipekun and his APC colleague Akin Olujinmi advised the court to dismiss Obi’s appeal..

The panel led by Okoro said, “This appeal is reserved for judgment until a date to be communicated to the parties.”

Earlier, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party requested the Supreme Court to accept new evidence against President Bola Tinubu. He requested that the application be accepted and their desire be granted.

He stated, “The Supreme Court should accept that the problem regarding Mr. Tinubu’s certificate is one that is significant, serious, and constitutional. I implore the court to accept the new proof of President Tinubu’s CSU academic transcripts that Atiku has provided.

The Supreme Court must review Mr. Tinubu’s legal history and make a ruling free of technicalities.

Abubakar Mahmoud, an attorney for INEC, requested the Supreme Court to reject Atiku’s request to produce Tinubu’s academic credentials.

Tinubu’s lead counsel, Wole Olanipekun, SAN argued that INEC should have been a party at the deposition proceedings in the US, noting that the CSU depositions are dormant until the deponent comes to court and testify.

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