The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in the appeal filed by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi against the tribunal’s judgement affirming President Bola Tinubu’s election.
The seven-man panel led by John Inyang Okoro after listening to the submissions of the parties involved in the matter said the judgement date would be communicated to them.
Other members of the panel are Uwani Aji, Mohammed Garba, Ibrahim Saulawa, Adamu Jauro, Abubakar Tijjani, and Emmanuel Agim.
Adopting his addresses, Obi’s lead counsel, Livy Uzoukwu urged the court to hear the appeal.
INEC lawyer, Mahmoud, while making his submissions urged the court to dismiss the appeal, adding that it lacked merit.
Adopting their addresses, Tinubu’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun, and his APC counterpart, Akin Olujinmi urged the court to dismiss Obi’s appeal.
The panel led by Okoro said, “This appeal is reserved for judgement until a date to be communicated to the parties.”
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also reserved judgement on the application of the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to present fresh evidence to support his appeal against President Tinubu.