- The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that there are moves to foil Atiku Abubakar's appeal at the Supreme Court
- CUPP claimed that the plot is carried out by the All Progressives Congress and the federal government
- The coalition alleged that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad is being forced to accept some handpicked persons to be members of the tribunal
The federal government has been accused by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) of making moves to foil the appeal of Atiku Abubakar at the Supreme Court.
The allegation was made by the spokesman of CUPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, during a press briefing in Abuja, The Guardian reports.
Ugochinyere claimed that the federal government is trying to force the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, to accept a list of handpicked persons to constitute the presidential election petition appeal tribunal.
He said: “The disquiet and bad blood caused by the APC in the Supreme Court now is a clear desecration of the highest temple of justice in the land.
"The opposition and most Nigerians will not accept a handpicked panel, neither will the pronouncement of such panel command the requite respect and confidence of the people."
Ugochinyere stressed in his briefing that the Supreme Court is the last hope for justice for the people of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Buhari Media Organisation has said that Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should expect defeat at the Supreme Court.
The BMO said that Atiku's appeal at the Supreme Court would fail just as it did at the Court of Appeal.
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