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Tribunal: Atiku appeals judgment at Supreme Court

Atiku, the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, has filed an appeal against the election petition tribunal's judgment affirming Bola Tinubu as President. Atiku argues that the tribunal "committed a grace error" in its decision. The Notice of Appeal filed by Atiku’s lead counsel, Chris Uche, SAN, is praying the Supreme Court to set aside the whole findings and conclusions of the Tribunal on the grounds that they did not represent the true picture of the grounds of his petition.

Amongst 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 the evidence before the tribunal, the Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the election based on grave and gross misrepresentation contrary to the principles of the Electoral Act 2022, based on the “doctrine of legitimate expectation.”

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