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Atiku, Obi to Challenge Presidential Election Tribunal’s Judgments at Supreme Court



Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, have publicly declared their intentions to contest the rulings of the Presidential Election Tribunal by taking their cases to the Supreme Court.

In a development reported by ThePressNG, these decisions were unveiled on Wednesday, shortly after the tribunal dismissed their petitions challenging the victory of Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2023 presidential election.

Chief Chris Uche, SAN, Atiku’s legal representative, expressed that the former vice president believes that while he obtained a favorable judgment at the tribunal, he did not receive the justice he sought. Consequently, Atiku has instructed the immediate filing of an appeal against the tribunal’s decision.

In a parallel move, Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, the leading counsel for Peter Obi, has affirmed that his client has directed that the tribunal’s judgment be contested at the Supreme Court. He raised questions regarding the tribunal’s earlier decision to disallow live telecast of proceedings, only to permit live coverage during the announcement of the judgment.

The Tribunal has assured the parties involved that copies of the judgment will be provided to facilitate their respective appeals to the Supreme Court.

It’s important to note that the Supreme Court holds the highest authority in the country’s legal system, with its decisions being considered final.