Supreme Court hears Atiku's Case

In Politics 2019-10-30 11:15:54
Supreme Court hears Atiku's Case
Supreme Court hears Atiku's Case


The Supreme Court on Wednesday received the appeal of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party, Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari.


Atiku and his Party (PDP) are challenging the decision of the presidential election tribunal that declared president Muhammadu Buhari winner of the last presidential election.


At the resumption of hearing of their appeal brought before the Apex court, their lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu (SAN)  asked the supreme court to take six interlocutory appeals before their main appeal.


The 6 interlocutory appeals divided into two, challenge the striking out of some paragraphs of their appeal by the tribunal and also challenge the various paragraphs in the reply.


The hearing started at exactly 9:10 am when panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammed came into the courtroom.


The other judges on the panel include Rhodes-Vivour, Amiru Sanusi, Uwani Abaji, Ejembi Eko and Olukayode Ariwoola.


Others in the court are the national chairmen of the two parties, the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and the PDP, Uche Secondus, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, among other notable politicians.