- The presidential bannerman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has made an official appeal against the verdict of the PEPC at the Supreme Court
- The PEPC on Wednesday, September 6, affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential polls
- In his appeal before the apex court, Atiku accused the PEPC of misinterpreting the amended 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act 2022
FCT, Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar Atiku, has filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which upheld Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the 2023 presidential election on September 6.
The lead counsel of the PDP bannerman, Chris Uche, SAN, is appealing to the Supreme Court to dismiss the judgment of the presidential election petition court in favour of President Tinubu.
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Atiku accuses tribunal of misinterpreting constitution
In the appeal before the Supreme Court, Atiku’s legal representative described the verdict of the Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five-member panel of the President Election Petition Court as perverse and a denial of justice against his client.
As contained in the appeal, Atiku also accused the tribunal of neglecting the apparent cases of non-compliance to electoral guidelines as enshrined in the Electoral Act of 2022 as amended.
The appeal also accused the presidential election petition tribunal of misconstruing and misinterpreting the statutory stipulations of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, and the Electoral Act, 2022, as amended, to roll out its verdict.
Presidential election judgment: Atiku vows to seek justice beyond Supreme Court
The PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to continue to seek justice and defend democracy even beyond the judgment of the Supreme Court.
In a statement on Monday, Atiku accused the APC-led federal government of silencing and arresting opposition members, which is against the principle of democracy.
Atiku's comment is coming on his appeal against the verdict of the PEPC that dismissed his petitions against President Bola Tinubu.