Atiku vs Tinubu: Why It’ll be Difficult for Supreme Court to Admit Fresh Evidence, Top Lawyer Speaks

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of PDP has been fighting tirelessly in court, bringing up evidence to see that Bola Tinubu is ousted as the President of Nigeria.

Giving his thoughts on the situation, Monday Ubani, a former chairman, of the Section of Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has said that for the Supreme Court to accept any new evidence in the appeal of the judgement of the presidential election petition tribunal (PEPT), Atiku Abubakar’s legal team will practically need a lot of work for the fresh evidence in the appeal of the election tribunal’s verdict.

Ubani explained that the only decision the Supreme Court can review is the decision of the lower court.

He also said that Tinubu’s team will not remain silent and that they will stand up against Atiku’s legal team regarding the issue of admitting fresh evidence. And that it is left to the court to decide whether to use recreational power to decide the admission of fresh evidence or not.
He said: “The issue of admissibility of fresh evidence is very critical, you must convince, and whoever is bringing it will be opposed by the other party.

“So, the court now exercises what is called discretionary power in either admitting or not allowing that fresh evidence to come in.”