The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Monday, October 23, 2023, for the hearing of the appeal filed by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition’s Court, which upheld the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
The apex Court in a hearing notice sent to the counsel for the respective parties made available to newsmen on Thursday, noted that the case will be heard on Monday.
Atiku had filed additional materials, including the recent deposition of the registrar of the Chicago State University, to support his arguments that Tinubu submitted false academic records in his nomination form, submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
However, Tinubu’s lawyers have also asked the apex court to ignore the submissions of Atiku because the statutory period for the submission of evidence has since elapsed.
The Supreme Court, however, has until November 6, 2023, to give a final judgment on the appeal filed by the former Vice President.