Newspaper review for October 31: Supreme Court dismisses Atiku's case in swift judgement

Newspaper review for October 31: Supreme Court dismisses Atiku's case in swift judgement

The headlines of mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, October 31, are focused on the big defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, and All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Nation reports that the Supreme court on Wednesday, October 30, upheld the electoral victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election.

The ruling was made by a seven-man panel which was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, which described the case as lacking in merit.

The Nation newspaper review of October 31

The Nation newspaper review of October 31
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This Day reports that Atiku and his party had their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari thrown out at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The panel that reviewed the case said the petition of the PDP's candidate lacked merit and so could not stand in court.

This Day newspaper review of October 30

This Day newspaper review of October 30
Source: UGC

The Punch is also reporting the defeat suffered by Atiku and the PDP at the Supreme Court. The apex court threw away the appeal of Atiku that sought to challenge the electoral victory of Buhari in the 2019 general election.

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Justice Tanko and six others who sat on the case, in a three-sentence judgement, ended the legal dispute over the election.

The Punch newspaper review of October 31

The Punch newspaper review of October 31
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The Guardian reports that Atiku reacted to the judgement that struck out his appeal, saying that Nigeria's democracy has been "sabotaged by a dictatorial cabal".

He said though many expect that he has been thrown off by the judgement, his spirit to fight for the nation's democracy still remains unbroken.

The Guardian newspaper review of October 31

The Guardian newspaper review of October 31
Source: UGC

Vanguard reports that the legal route for Atiku ended with the Supreme Court judgement that was delivered on Wednesday, October 31.

It should be noted that the reasons behind the judgement have not been made known even as the PDP's candidate said he awaits them.

Vanguard newspaper review of October 31

Vanguard newspaper review of October 31
Source: UGC

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