The Supreme Court has set a date to hear appeals from the presidential candidates of the PDP and LP, challenging President Tinubu’s election.
According to The Punch, the Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Dr. Festus Akande, stated in a phone call on Wednesday, October 25, that judgment on the appeals would be delivered on Thursday, October 26.
He said, “Tomorrow,Thursday, has been fixed for the judgment on the appeals brought by Atiku and Peter Obi.”
Similarly, the judgement date was confirmed by all parties involved on Wednesday.
At its last sitting on Monday, the apex court reserved judgement filed by Atiku and the PDP against the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court which affirmed Tinubu’s victory in the February 25 presidential poll.
A seven-member panel of the court, led by Justice Inyang Okoro announced this on Monday after counsels to parties adopted their briefs of argument and made final submissions.
The apex court also took arguments from lawyers to parties on the motion filed by Atiku to supply fresh evidence on forged documents.
Counsel to Atiku Abubakar, Mister Chris Uche, urged the court to grant the motion and allow their appeal, grant the prayers sought, and disqualify Tinubu.
Counsel to the Respondents, Abubakar Mahmoud for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wole Olanipekun for President Tinubu, and Akin Olujinmi for the All Progressives Congress (APC) urged the court to dismiss both the motion and appeal for lacking in merit.