Supreme court sets date to rule in Atiku,Obi’s appeal

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The Supreme Court is set to decide on Thursday on the appeals from Atiku and Obi, who ran for presidency under the PDP and Labour Party respectively.

Their suit had challenged the decision of the Presidential Elections Petition Court (PEPC) that President Tinubu won the presidential elections on Feb. 25th, as announced by the INEC.

In a brief with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, the Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Mr. Festus Akande, confirmed the ruling set for thursday

PEPC had earlier rejected Atiku and Obi’s petitions, saying they had no merit, upon which both parties petitioned the Supreme Court to change that decision.

PDP candidate, Atiku says the PEPC made legal mistakes, and there were problems with the election and calls to set aside the findings and conclusions of the PEPC on the grounds that they did not present the true picture of the grounds of his petition.

Obi also prays the Supreme Court to change the PEPC’s decision. Lawyers for President Tinubu, INEC, and APC say the appeals are not valid, hence they should be dismissed.

Both separate suits await the Supreme Court’s decision on the 26th, October

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