Breaking: Tribunal reserves judgment in Atiku’s petition seeking nullification of Tinubu’s election
The Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) Abubakar Atiku filed a petition on February 25 asking for the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election to be overturned. The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja reserved judgment on the petition on Tuesday.
While holding back his decision, Justice Simon Tsammani, the chairman of the tribunal, stated that the parties to the dispute would be informed of the date it would be delivered.
Atiku, the principal petitioner, requested that the Tribunal give his petition fair consideration rather than making technical rulings that might taint the administration of justice.
On the basis of the American Court ruling, wherein Tinubu was ordered to forfeit $460,000 for drug- and money-related offenses, he adamantly demanded that Tinubu be disqualified.
His primary attorney, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, adopted Atiku's farewell speech.
All Progressives Congress, APC, counsel Lateef Fagbemi SAN, however, urged the Court to reject the arguments on the grounds that the alleged judgment was rendered more than 30 years ago.
On his own part, President Tinubu, represented by legal luminary Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, canvassed that the petition be dismissed because the grievances of Atiku and the PDP are targeted at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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