The Supreme Court has commenced the pronouncement of Judgment on the appeal filed by Atiku Abubakr of the Peoples Democratic Party and his counterpart of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Justice John Okoro led the apex court 7-member panel.
As of filing the report, Justice Okoro was reading the preliminary of his Judgement on the appeals.
Recalls that Atiku, Obi had approached the Supreme Court challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s declaration that Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was the valid winner of the presidential election held on February 25.
They are praying the apex court set aside the September 6 judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, which dismissed their allegation that the election was rigged in favour of the ruling party.
Aside from challenging President Tinubu’s eligibility to participate in the contest, both Atiku, who came second, and Obi, who came third, maintained that he (Tinubu) did not secure the majority of valid votes that were cast during the election to be declared the winner.