- The Supreme Court has ended the issues with the presidential election with a ruling in favour of Muhammadu Buhari
- The court threw out the appeal of Atiku Abubakar and his party, the PDP
- A seven-man panel, which ruled on the appeal of Atiku, said it would give explanation on a latter date
The complaints over the presidential election ended on Wednesday, October 30, with the Supreme Court throwing out the appeal of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
At the hearing on Wednesday, October 30, a seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed, ruled that the appeal lacked merit.
"The appeal was hereby dismissed," he said, adding that the Supreme Court had been reviewing the case for the past two weeks.
The panel said it would give details concerning why the appeal was dismissed on a later date.
Before its final judgement, the Supreme Court had stood down the hearing of the appeal to allow Atiku's counsel, Levy Uzokwu (SAN), conclude on the procedure of the hearing.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the Supreme Court was accused by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) which claimed there was a plot to manipulate the selection of justices for the presidential election appeal panel.
In reaction, the court warned the CUPP and other organisations against carrying what it called false information.
The court said: "We wish to state clearly that CUPP is not and can never constitute itself into an agency of the Nigerian judiciary or assume the role of an alternate Supreme Court of Nigeria.
“Let it be known that the Supreme Court is not an assemblage of individuals with no defined purpose, vision and modus operandi. Our operations are strictly guided by the constitution and extant laws."
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