BREAKING: Atiku Files 35 Grounds Appeal At Supreme Court
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku, has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court, seeking to annul the verdict of the Presidential Election Petitions Court, which affirmed President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 polls.
In the appeal, which rests on 35 grounds, Atiku asserts that the tribunal made a serious error and miscarriage of justice in its findings and conclusion concerning his petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) announcement of Tinubu as President.
The notice of appeal also implores the apex court to overturn the entire findings and conclusions of the Tribunal, contending that they did not accurately represent the essence of his petition.
Atiku argues that the tribunal made a legal mistake by not annulling the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, due to non-compliance with the Electoral Act of 2022. He claims that, based on the evidence presented to the Tribunal, INEC conducted the election in serious violation and misrepresentation, contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 and the doctrine of legitimate expectation.