The Supreme Court has began hearing of the appeal suit filed by the people Democratic party and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar challenging the judgment of the presidential tribunal, which upheld the victory of president Muhammad Buhari’s at the 2019 presidential election.
The 7 member panel of the Justices of the supreme court is led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.
Atiku and PDP had last month formally filed an appeal against the judgement of the presidential election petitions tribunal, at the Supreme Court.
They alleged that the panel of the presidential election tribunal erred in law “when they relied on ‘overall interest of justice’, to hold that the 2nd Respondent’s Exhibits R1 to R26, P85, and P86 were properly admitted in evidence.”
Counsel to the All progressives Congress Lateef Fagbemi informed the court that they have a cross appeal.
Justice Tanko Muhammad said the judgment that will be delivered in the main appeal will be binding on the other appeal and cross appeal