- Petitions are being filed separately by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP)
- The petitions are challenging President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 general election
- Nigeria's Chief of Justice, Kayode Ariwoola, will constitute the Supreme Court's panel that will hear Messrs Atiku and Obi's appeal this coming week
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FCT, Abuja - All things being equal, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, will constitute the Supreme Court panel that will hear the appeal arising from the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Court (PEPC) latest on Wednesday, September 20.
Recall the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Peter Obi; and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have instructed their lawyers to appeal the judgement of the PEPC at the Supreme Court.
CJN constitutes Supreme Court panel
The Punch said they had 14 days from the day the judgment was delivered at the tribunal to file their appeal at the apex court. The timeline elapses on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
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Ariwoola had yet to constitute the panel of the apex court that will hear the appeals, however, the newspaper said that the CJN will constitute the panel latest on Wednesday.
It quotes one of the sources at the court as saying:
“There is no information about the panel or the justices that would make up the panel for now.
“What we know is that members of the panel may be named this week, latest by Wednesday.”
Obi/Atiku vs Tinubu: Cleric makes prediction
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Prophet David Kingleo Elijah, the spiritual leader of the Glorious Mount of Possibility Church, predicted that Atiku and Obi would be disappointed in their quest to have President Tinubu removed by the court.
Prophet Elijah said this recently while giving a prophecy via Possibility TV.
'Supreme Court won't entertain Obi, Atiku cases'
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Prophet Elijah said the Supreme Court would dismiss the suits that would be filed by the opposition against President Tinubu.
The pastor said the apex court will declare that it "cannot entertain" the cases.