- The Supreme Court has been asked to erase some evidence presented by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar
- This was contained in a cross-appeal filed by the APC against the appeal of the PDP
- According to the APC, the tribunal erred when it admitted the documents tendered by Atiku and his party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in a cross-appeal has asked the Supreme Court to expunge some documents and evidence tendered by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the bar.
According to The Cable, the documents in question were provided by witnesses 40, 59 and 60 presented during proceedings at the Court of Appeal.
The APC consequently asked the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the presidential election petitions tribunal which admitted the evidence and documents.
Meanwhile, APC’s counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, said the tribunal erred when it admitted the documents tendered by the PDP, describing the act as a “miscarriage of justice and violation of the law”.
“The learned justices of the Court of Appeal erred in law when they failed to consider or properly consider the cross-appellant’s objection to the admissibility of the documents tendered by the petitioners/cross-respondents’ counsel from the bar.
“Inadmissible documents/evidence cannot be admitted based on the overall interest of justice but of law," he said.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Atiku Abubakar, and his party, formally filed their appeal against the judgement of the presidential election petitions tribunal at the Supreme Court.
Atiku said the tribunal erred in its verdict on Atiku and PDP’s petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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