2023 Presidential Election: Atiku Approaches Supreme Court, Seeks Nullification of Tribunal Judgement

Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for president, requested the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Court, which upheld Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the 2023 presidential election on September 6.

In the Notice of Appeal supported by 35 grounds, Atiku argued that the tribunal’s findings and judgment in the case challenging Tinubu’s election as president by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were gravely flawed and constituted a miscarriage of justice.

Atiku’s primary attorney, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, has just filed a Notice of Appeal, asking the Supreme Court to reverse all of the findings and conclusions of the Tribunal on the grounds that they did not represent the true picture of the grounds of his petition.

Among others, the former Vice President maintained that the Tribunal erred in law when it failed to nullify the presidential election held on February 25, 2023, on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022, when by evidence before the tribunal, INEC conducted the election based on grave and gross misrepresentation contrary to the principles of the Electoral Act 2022 and based on the “doctrine of legitimate expectation”.